Hear it straight from the students!  Below are some of our LFP students discussing their experiences. 

“Through the Chair-In-Waiting position I learned much about listening, delegating, leading with humility, problem solving, and planning. I am incredibly grateful for what LFP has taught me, the experiences it has given me, and the people it has introduced me to.”

Allison Harris ’25, Exercise Science Major - Leadership Fellows Program Chair ’23-‘24, LFP Chair-In-Waiting, Eastern Dance Ministry President, Eastern Dance Ministry Vice President, Kinesiology Club Vice President, TA

“LFP has provided me opportunities to build friendships with likeminded students who were called to be led through Christ. Leadership fellows has built the foundation for my career, future aspirations, and leadership skills that are applicable to every day life.”

Zachary Chaplin ’25 – Accounting and Business Administration major - LFP Board Member, Mentor, Men’s Soccer, Internship, and Delta Mu Delta Honor Society Vice President

“LFP has given me the opportunity to start off my college career with mentors, friends, and companions who want to see me succeed, who show interest in my goals, and who want to push me towards my absolute best. I love being a part of a lot of different leadership roles and opportunities, and this program not only rewards me for doing so, but makes sure I am staying as stress free, happy, and motivated as I possibly can be!”

Steph '27, majoring in Biology. Besides being a LFP Small Group and Mentoring freshman participant, he is also the Freshman Class SGA President, RA and VP of SGA.

“I found LFP mentoring extremely valuable because I could talk to someone who had gone through the academic program that I was just starting. She was able to answer all of my questions and calm any of my worries. As time went on, instead of gaining only a mentor, I gained a friend.”

Ella Horst ’26, Nursing Major, Chapel Worship Team, Study Abroad Ecuador

“Mentoring gave me a break from the rush of being in season and schoolwork to have meaningful conversations that helped me grow as a person in and in faith.”

Dominic Marangoni ’26, Chemistry Major, LFP Small Group Leader and Coordinator, Eastern University Men’s Lacrosse, Chemistry Club


“LFP has helped me grow as both a leader and a servant of others. While serving on the Board and being a mentor, I have learned how to work and collaborate with others through a Christ centered approach. I've been taught by those who’ve come before me and been able to pass on the knowledge and love that they’ve shown me.”

Julian Riley ‘25, Theology & Business Major with a Minor in Biblical Studies, LFP Mentor, Eastern University Men’s Lacrosse Team Chaplain, Delta Mu Delta Business Honor Society, Chapel Worship Team - Music Director, President of The Gathering Club

“What I valued most from orientation that carried through throughout all of my LFP experience was the constant support I had from the members. Whether from my cohort or the leaders, LFP right off the bat made me feel loved and supported in a present way. They replicated the way Jesus loved so well, and they made the transition into college a thousand times smoother.”

Sarah Mower ’26, Nursing Major with a Minor in Leadership Development, LFP Board Member, Eastern University Women’s Tennis, FCA Vice President

“LFP freshman orientation was a very valuable and memorable experience for me because I made my closest friends that I will have for the rest of my life!”

Paul McConnell ‘26, Communications Studies with a Marketing Minor, LFP Board Member, PMPC Choir member, Gospel Choir and The Gathering Leadership

“LFP has welcomed me with open arms and has given me the chance to step out of my comfort zone and involve myself with other people that are striving to become leaders. Coming in as a fall athlete I was still able to have the same opportunities to show greatness as well as extend out to a new community!”

Emma Flores '27, Business Major, LFP Board Member, Women's Volleyball, Leader in The Gathering, SACC member, Internship

“LFP has been a blessing in my life. This program has allowed me to step into the person God has called me to be and I have been able to make many life-long relationships in the process. LFP has also helped me refine soft skills like delegating, serving others, and problem-solving.”

Serena Van Engelenhoven '26, Psychology Major, LFP Student Chair, Psi Chi Psychology Honors Society President, TA, Legal Psychology Research Lab