For over fifteen years, Lilly has worked with churches that run the gamut from seeker to mainline, from mega church to small traditional, everything from Foursquare Gospel to American Baptist, Presbyterian to Vineyard. Lilly was Director of Spiritual Formation at Christ Church Glendale (Episcopal) in Cincinnati, Ohio from 1998 through 2004.
In the fall of 2001, with a few leaders and some enthusiastic students, she started an experiential worship service called Sacred Space. Sacred Space uses multi-sensory prayer, silence, art, discussion and multi media, integrating ancient and future forms of worship to bring liturgy new life. In 2004 she helped found Map Room; an ecumenical experiential worship community for college and post college adults in and around the University of Cincinnati.
In 2005 she started Thinplace, a pilgrimage of discovery and creativity a consuting business that helps people move worship beyond preaching and singing to using multiple learning styles and mutlisensory prayer and artistic response.
As a worship curator, Lilly leads and creates experiential worship nationwide and is the curator of freerangeworship.com and the thinplaceNASHVILLE gathering. She curates and leads workshops in the Sancturary at the National Youth Workers Conventions, and she has curated worship and prayer spaces for Faith Forward, The Wild Goose Festival and the Greenbelt Arts Festival in the UK. Author of Sacred Space with Dan Kimball and contributor to Youth Worker Journal, Godspace, Immerse Journal, and Curating Worship by Jonny Baker.
She enjoys great sunsets, good coffee, and dark chocolate. Lilly and her husband Rob live in Nashville, TN with their sons Mac and Hudson, and Fred the wonder spaniel.