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 normally open to the public 7 a.m. to 5 p.m. However, cleaning and maintenance work is under way. The Chapel will be closed through early August. Please call Deb at (219) 465-7956 with questions about building access.

Take a 360 degree look at the building or learn more about the building and its stained glass windows with this online tour. Read more about the Coventry Chairs that were redesigned for our Chapel.

Learn how you can get involved at the Chapel or complete the 2016-17 Student Interest Form.

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."

Offices for Chapel staff have been relocated to the Kathleen and Mark Helge Center, adjacent to the Chapel. To reserve space for either the Chapel or Helge Center, contact Deb Garbukas, (219) 465-7596.


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This Sunday
Our Summer Worship Schedule
Weddings & Baptisms

This Sunday, July 24, worship is at 8:30 a.m.  Rev. Brian Johnson will preach and preside. Worship is being moved to the Harre Union (Ballroom) because of heating and cooling problems at the VUCA.

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.

Learn more about our eight worship services a week, offered when classes are in session.

Sunday worship in the summer (May 22-Aug. 7) will be at 8:30 a.m. in the VU Center for the Arts (Room 1519, Bauer Hall) which is air conditioned and handicap accessible. Note: Worship is moving to the Harre Union (Ballroom) effective July 24 because of heating and cooling problems at the VUCA.

The Chapel will also offer a 20-minute communion service Wednesdays at 11:30 a.m., May 18-Aug. 10, in the Harre Union's Grand Lounge.

The Chapel of the Resurrection will be closed beginning June 29 through July for cleaning and maintenance. For more details, please contact Deb Garbukas at (219) 465-7956.

For those interested in scheduling a wedding at the Chapel, please call or email about available openings. A copy of the complete guidelines for Chapel weddings is now available online. Call Deb Garbukas at (219) 465-7596 or email her.

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 and read important tips about the sound system and use of the Chapel.

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