Welcome to the Chapel of the Resurrection!

Centered in Christ, the Ministry of the Chapel of the Resurrection proclaims God’s love; serves students, faculty, staff, and the wider community; and welcomes all. Learn more about the University's Lutheran character.

Building Hours: During the summer, the building is open to the public 6 a.m. to 6 p.m. daily. 

Take a 360 degree look at the building or learn more about the building and its stained glass windows with this online tour

Learn how you can get involved at the Chapel.

Advice for First-Years: The pastors have generated a list of FAQs that first-year students often ask. Take a look.


Our Future in Faith

An effort is under way to renew and enhance the Chapel of the Resurrection, which for more than half a century has stood as a central symbol of Lutheran character and mission at Valparaiso University.

The Chapel of the Resurrection Fundraising Initiative: Our Future in Faith is an undertaking designed to prepare the chapel for dynamic ministry in the years ahead. According to President Mark A. Heckler Ph.D., the Chapel of the Resurrection stands "as the centerpiece of campus and the heart of worship, service, leadership, and reconciliation for the campus community."

Learn more about the addition to the Chapel, with pictures and blueprints.

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Summer Worship
Sermons on line
Weddings & Baptisms

For this summer, Sunday morning worship moves from the Chapel to the air conditioned and handicap accessible Valparaiso University Center for the Arts, Room 1519 (Bauer Hall) for the summer.  Worship, with Holy Communion, is offered each Sunday at the VUCA at 8:30 a.m. from May 24 through Aug. 16.

This Sunday

July 26, the Rev. Dr. Frederick Niedner preaches and presides.

Aug. 2, the Rev. Dr. Mark Bartusch preaches and presides.

See the schedule of upcoming Sundays and the Christian Ministry Calendar.

Audio versions of sermons, homilies, and reflections can be found on our Sermons page.

For those interested in scheduling a wedding at the Chapel, please contact us about available openings. A copy of the complete guidelines for chapel weddings is now available online.

We regret that we are not able to book weddings more than one calendar year in advance. However, you may fill out an application and get on our waiting list. You may also download the application form.

For those interested in being baptized or having their children baptized at the Chapel, the policy and application form can now also be found here.


Contact Information

Chapel of the Resurrection
Valparaiso, IN 46383
Phone: (219) 464-5093
Fax: (219) 464-5049

Rev. James A. Wetzstein
University Pastor
(219) 464-6794

Rev. Charlene Cox
University Pastor
(219) 464-6453