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Student Leadership


Students are invited and encouraged to participate in a variety of ministry and leadership opportunities through the Chapel of the Resurrection. Students are welcome to serve in both planning and leadership roles for all worship services. Indicate your interest here. Other ministry opportunities include SALT (Social Action Leadership Team), SIS (Sisters in Spirit), Kantorei (Chapel Choir, by audition), Peer Ministry (residential and cohort ministry), LuMin (ELCA campus ministry) and LCMS-U.

Students are also encouraged to bring their ideas and passions for new ministry experiences to the life of the Chapel.

The Mission of SALT

The Social Action Leadership Team (SALT) is the Spirit-led social justice ministry of the Chapel of the Resurrection at Valparaiso University in which students from all walks of life come together in community to embody the Christian call to be the “salt of the earth” (Matt. 5:13). SALT helps students develop a passion and practice of social action. SALTers reflect God’s love for people by cultivating the skills of community organizing, raising awareness, and fund development. SALTers are equipped to lead lives of social justice and serve as agents for positive change in their communities.

Every year, the Social Action Leadership Team (SALT) of the Chapel of the Resurrection at Valparaiso University selects one project for which to raise money, the World Relief Campaign. This is in addition to numerous activities done locally which generate hundreds of volunteer hours by students and benefit the Valparaiso area. SALT is involved in local volunteering, spring break service trips, and church-based community organizing.

Get involved

You can join SALT’s list by following this link:

and click the blue  “Join group to post” near the top of the page. Then follow the prompts (click “Join group” when prompted)

World Relief Campaign 2022

The Humanity and Hope Foundation was selected for the 2022 World Relief Campaign, organized annually for Valparaiso University by the Social Action Leadership Team (SALT). Humanity and Hope United is an organization based in Warsaw, Indiana and assists three villages in Honduras. Our campaign entitled “HOPE for Honduras: Healthcare Opportunities for Personal Empowerment” is working to raise $25,000 in an effort to turn two shipping containers into fully functioning health clinics for the villages that Humanity and Hope United serves. These clinics will serve as a sterile and safe environment for villagers to receive healthcare, and will also be staffed by trained healthcare professionals. They will also serve as a designated space for wholistic health education for the members of these communities and provide them with future job opportunities. Having these clinics within the villages will enable the individuals they serve to be proactive in their own health and have access to reliable and affordable healthcare.

To follow our campaign efforts, follow SALT on Instagram or Facebook at @valposalt. To make a donation please use the Facebook Donation button, visit our website, or checks can be made out to the World Relief Campaign and sent to 1600 Chapel Drive, Valparaiso, IN 46383.

Update: The campaign for 2022 has concluded with $13,435.79 raised. Thank you to everyone who supported it!

Below: Scenes from fundraisers for the World Relief Campaign.
The 2022 Color-4-a-Cause Run begins outside the Chapel.
Tug-of-war (President Padilla vs. Provost Johnson) fundraiser for the WRC, Spring 2022.