Lilly was born and raised in Portland. While attending Oregon State University, she was introduced to Jesus for the first time her freshman year. Upon hearing the hope and abundant love of Jesus Christ, she got involved with the campus ministry team and graduated with a B.S. of Psychology in 2016. In January 2018 she followed Jesus' call to become a Campus Missionary on the Portland campuses. Her primary focus is reaching and discipling students while planting a Christ-centered, Spirit-empowered, and socially-responsible church in the heart of the city.