Lilly Graduate Fellows - Third Cohort


Karl Aho, Valparaiso University
Alexandria Ashford, Pepperdine University 
Yelena Bailey, Bethel University 
Mike Bertrand, Hope College
Hannah Bormann, Calvin College 
Michael Colebrook, Assumption College
Tiffany DeRewal, Messiah College
Erin Eighan, Boston College
Corey French, Sewanee: The University of the South
Rachel B. Griffis, Azusa Pacific University
Brian Hamm, Pepperdine University
Sophie Hunt, Valparaiso University
Gideon Jeffrey, Baylor University
Katherine G. Schmidt, Mount St. Mary's University
Andrew Welton, Grove City College
Robert Zandstra, Calvin College 


Susan VanZanten,  Seattle Pacific University
Patrick H. Byrne, Boston College

Noteworthy News

Lilly Network Office Closed

The Lilly Network office will be closed from Thursday, December 21-Wednesday, January 3 for the holiday break. Wishing you a joyous Christmas!

November Lilly Network Update

The Current Lilly Network Update for November 2023 is now available. Click here.

Announcing the winner of the 2023 Lilly Network Book Award

The Lilly Network of Church-Related Colleges and Universities is pleased to announce Willie James Jennings' After Whiteness: An Education in Belonging as its 2023 Book Award Winner. For more information and to see a complete list of finalists, click here.

Call for applications for the 2024-2026 Cohort of the Lilly Faculty Fellows Program

Applications for the 2024-2026 Cohort of the Lilly Faculty Fellows Program for mid-career faculty are due November 15. For more information and to apply, click here.

Lilly Network of Church- Related Colleges and Universities

If you are interested in learning more about membership in the Lilly Network of Church-Related Colleges and Universities, please contact us here.

New edition of Leading Lives that Matter released

In their second edition of Leading Lives That Matter, editors Mark Schwehn and Dorothy Bass compile a wide range of texts—from ancient and contemporary literature, social commentary, and philosophy—related to questions of vital interest for those who are trying to decide what to do with their lives and what kind of human beings they hope to become. Leading Lives that Matter has been an important text in many of our fellowship and grant programs, and it contains excellent resources. Click here for more information and an excerpt.