Lilly Endowment Grant

“Before I can tell my life what I want to do with it, I must listen to my life telling me who I am.” -Parker Palmer


St. Paul's United Methodist Church and Wesley Foundation at Pennsylvania State University-University Park, thanks to a very generous five­ year grant from the Lilly Endowment, has created opportunities for students to explore theology and vocation and participate in hands-on ministry experiences.  Through the Wesley Fellows program, Wesley PSU invites six to eight undergraduate students each year to participate in ministry internships and  to receive mentoring from pastors and religious leaders. Other key activities from the grant include: service experiences, leadership training events and vocational discernment retreats. 


Important Upcoming “Vocation in Action” Event Dates:

  • Vocational Discernment Retreat: Fall 2018

  • Leadership Development Retreat: Winter 2018

  • Spring Break Service Trip SPring 2018 TBA

  • Applications/Interviews for 2018-2019 Wesley Fellow Internships: March 2018 














Our 2016-2017 Wesley Fellow Interns


If you would like more information regarding the grant or grant projects please contact Jen, Director of Campus Minstry, at