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.
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.
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.
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, May 24, University Pastor Charlene M. Rachuy Cox preaches. University Pastor James A. Wetzstein preaches May 31st.
Audio versions of sermons, homilies, and reflections can be found on our Sermons page.
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.