Christian · Servant · Leader
Sheila (Luginbuel) Dills grew up in Vinita, Oklahoma. Her family owns a 93-year-old multi-generational funeral service business in towns across Northeastern Oklahoma.
From an early age, her parents instilled in her the importance of public service and professionalism. Public service is at the core of Sheila’s Christian faith. After graduating from Vinita High School, where she was voted by the faculty as the most likely student in her senior class to succeed, Sheila was offered a scholarship to play golf for highly-ranked Oklahoma State University. She had a successful career on the course and in the classroom, graduating with a degree in Broadcast Journalism.
After graduating from OSU, Sheila married her husband Joey Dills and started a family in Tulsa. She sold real estate and worked in the interior design business while raising her daughter along with nurturing a blended family. Sheila has served on the Board of Directors of the Women’s Oklahoma Golf Association for the past seven years and as President of the organization for the last four years. During this time she was instrumental in converting the 101-year-old organization from a social organization into a 501c3 public charity.
She developed successful programs such as a scholarship program for high school seniors, a grants program for underfunded Oklahoma high schools and a grass roots program to introduce young girls to the game of golf. In 2016, Sheila was appointed by Tulsa Mayor G.T. Bynum to a steering committee to offer solutions for an area of Tulsa with very high concentrations of crime and poverty. She immediately saw a need and founded a 501c3 non-profit for at-risk youth called Tulsa Midnight Basketball which she serves as president. Tulsa Midnight Basketball is a development program that offers nutritional services, life skill workshops and recreation for underprivileged youth.
Sheila has also served on local, state and national boards of directors, including the First Tee, the Oklahoma Golf Hall of Fame, The South Tulsa Community House, The Tulsa Fraternal Order of Police Benevolent Fund and The American Cancer Society. Sheila has chaired many committees, events, and fundraisers. She is also a member of the Jenks Optimist Club, the Tulsa Republican Women’s Club, and the NRA.
Sheila enjoys hobbies such as skeet shooting, hunting, and fishing, reading, gardening, playing the piano and an occasional round of golf.
Sheila and her husband Joey have been married for 25 years. Joey has worked in the Commercial Insurance Business for more than 35 years. Sheila and Joey’s daughter Annie is studying at The University of Oklahoma to be a Physicians Assistant. Sheila’s oldest stepson William is an attorney who lives in Houston, Texas and her youngest stepson Joey lives in Tulsa. Sheila has two step-Granddaughters Isabelle and Mallory. Sheila and Joey attend Asbury United Methodist Church in Tulsa.