Leaders in Ministry Spotlight on Irvin Lilly 2008 Undergraduate Fellow

“I hope to return to my community and allow God to use me in a way that helps it.”

Irvin Lilly is “part of a new generation that straddles a cultural chasm.” Raised in the Native American Church in Arizona, his family endeavored to preserve tradition, language and culture in the face of a dominant American lifestyle. He struggled to find identity and develop core beliefs, and became an FTE Undergraduate Fellow for guidance and support in that journey. Irvin sees that he can help others shape their commitments and engage multiple communities through using ministry as a vibrant path.