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.

Changes in worship

Our regular worship schedule resumes in the fall. Aug. 22 is Welcome Sunday.

Previous livestreams of our Sunday Morning Worship, Celebrate! and Candlelight worship as well as Morning Prayer speakers are all accessible through our YouTube channel.

Effective June 14, 2021, masks are no longer required for those who are fully immunized.

Sermons online

Previous Chapel sermons and reflections from Sunday morning, Celebrate!, Candlelight, and Morning Prayer services can be found here. You can also find video of services on the Chapel YouTube page.

You are invited to provide feedback about our worship services

Contact a Pastor

Need to talk with one of our campus pastors?

New ELCA Pastor joins Valpo

Rev. Katherine Museus Dabay (ELCA) has joined Valparaiso University as our newest university pastor.

Agnus Day

Please check out Pastor Jim’s weekly cartoon Agnus Day, that he creates to accompany the liturgical texts.

In memoriam: David H. Kehret

The Rev. David H. Kehret, who served as University Associate Pastor at Valparaiso University from 1984 to 2002, died June 17, 2021. Learn more about his life and service.

A memorial service is being planned at the Chapel of the Resurrection for Saturday, Aug. 7, at 1 p.m. The Rev. Dr. Fred Niedner will preach. The service will be livestreamed.

Giving a gift to the Chapel

Financial gifts to support the ministry of the Chapel of the Resurrection are always appreciated. You can donate through the university’s secure giving page. After you enter the amount you wish to give, click on the “Designation Options” and choose “Other” then designate your gift for the Chapel of the Resurrection.

More about the Chapel

Take a 360-degree look at the building and learn about its history. See the latest virtual campus tour that begins at the Chapel. Or watch this Prezi presentation, created by students, to “walk” you through the building. Watch this Lakeshore PBS “Eye on the Arts” video about the Chapel’s organ. Read more about the Coventry Chairs that were redesigned for our Chapel.

To reserve space for either the Chapel or Helge Center, contact Deb Garbukas, 219.465.7956.

This Sunday: There are currently no worship services open to the public. Our next Sunday morning service is 10 a.m. Aug. 15, when the Valpo Football Team joins us. Welcome Sunday is 10 a.m. Aug. 22, the start of our new school year. 

Sermons:  Audio versions as well as some video of sermons, homilies, and reflections from the school year can be found on our Sermons page. Sermons are not recorded during the academic break.


In addition to Sunday morning worship, when classes are in session during the regular school year we normally offer eight worship services a week. During the regular school year, Morning Prayer is our most frequent service. Celebrate! is worship in a creative, laid-back style Wednesdays at 10 p.m.  Candlelight Evening Prayer helps set the tone for the week in a contemplative fashion by candlelight, 9 p.m. Sundays. Our fall worship schedule begins with Welcome Sunday, Aug. 22, 2021!

We are once more accepting reservations for weddings at the Chapel. You can read our marriage service guidelines here. Download the application here. Call Deb Garbukas at 219.465.7956 or email her at

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. If you have questions or concerns, please contact Rev. James A. Wetzstein.