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.

Change in worship

New! Celebrate and Candlelight have been approved for meeting in person again. Tickets are required for Celebrate! Both services will continue to be livestreamed as well.

In-person Sunday morning worship has resumed, with an attendance cap of 100. Pre-registration required.

Morning Prayer is meeting in person Monday through Friday at 9:45 a.m. when classes are in session. Monday and Friday services are also livestreamed.

Learn more about COVID-19 on campus.

Livestreams of our Sunday Morning Worship, Celebrate! and Candlelight worship also will all be accessible through our YouTube channel.

There are eight services a week. Learn more about our worship values and COVID-19 protocols.

Volunteer for Spring 2021 at the Chapel

There are so many ways to get involved at the Chapel. Let us know your interests!

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 go with the liturgical texts.

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.

Naming those lost in this time of pandemic

Many of us know people who have died since the coronavirus pandemic changed the way we live our lives.

This form is provided to the Valparaiso University community by the Chapel of the Resurrection as a way for you to memorialize those you have lost to death. The deceased need not have died due to the coronavirus.

There’s also a place in the form for you to submit prayer requests and make note of other losses that you have suffered in this time.

This form is accessible through

The resulting spreadsheet is viewable at

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. 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: You’re invited to worship with us in person for the Third Sunday of Easter, April 18, 2021 with Rev. Katherine Museus Dabay, University Pastor, preaching and presiding, at 10 a.m. You are asked to pre-register to attend in person. Our service will also be livestreamed to YouTube.

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.  Morning Prayer is our most frequent service. For the Spring of 2021, it is offered at a NEW TIME — 9:45 to 10:05 a.m. Monday-Friday. 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.

Please note that due to the uncertainty of the COVID-19 situation, we are not accepting any inquiries about weddings for 2021 at this time.  Please continue to check here for any updates.  When safely allowed, we will once again start taking reservations.  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.