Morning Prayer is offered at 10 a.m. for 20 minutes daily, Monday through Friday each day classes are in session and during Finals Week. May 15 is the last day of Morning Prayer for the school year. All are welcome!

Our theme the 2017-18 academic year is “Ever Reforming: Faith, doubt and certainty.” This past October marked the 500th Anniversary of the Reformation. Questions of faith and doubt were at the center of the reformation debates. This year’s Monday Morning Prayer speaker series invites the Valpo community to explore the question of faith, doubt and certainty through the stories and reflections of faculty, staff and students. See the list below to see who is up next.

Morning Prayer is Core approved.


About Morning Prayer

Services are led nearly every day by students from a variety of backgrounds. You may also find one of your professors taking a turn leading the singing or sharing thoughts about his or her faith life. Morning Prayer during Chapel Break is a time for students, faculty, and staff to gather together as a community of faith. Whichever days of the week you choose, there’s time to connect with others. Each day of Morning Prayer is a different style of worship — and it’s not variety for variety’s sake, but out of respect for the varied backgrounds of students and their changing needs as they grow on our campus.

Here is our regular schedule:

  • Mondays – Campus speaker
  • Tuesdays – A service of uplifting music
  • Wednesdays – Service of Matins, a long-standing tradition at the Chapel
  • Thursdays – Prayer Around the Cross, a contemplative service
  • Fridays – Our all-student Praise Band leads worship

Hear audio from Monday reflections here.

Spring 2018 Speaker Series Schedule:

Jan. 22 – Rev. Brian T. Johnson, Assistant Vice President for Mission and Ministry

Jan. 29 – Dr. Mark Biermann, Provost

Feb. 5 – Jen Gregory, Director of Instructional Design

Feb. 12 – Redrick M. Taylor III, Assistant Director, Undergraduate Admission

Feb. 19 – Agnes Howard, Adjunct Assistant Professor of Humanities

Feb. 26 – Thais Carter, Coordinator for the Pathways to Purpose Speaker Series, Institute for Leadership and Service

March 19 – Jason Gehrke, Visiting Assistant Professor in Theology

April 2 – Anna Stewart, Assistant Dean Arts and Sciences

April 9 – Adam Antone, Director of Collegiate Outreach, St. Teresa of Avila Catholic Student Center

April 16 – Lisa Polito, Executive Director of Lutheran Deaconess Association

April 23 – Kristin Barnett Lewis, Co-Director of Education and Formation, Lutheran Deaconess Association

April 30 – Dr. Sunghee Kim, Director of Chapel Music

May 7 – Fr. Chris Stanish, St. Teresa of Avila Catholic Student Center

May 14 – Seniors Ethan Stoppenhagen, Jeffrey Langevin, and Hannah Koby

Fall 2017 Speaker Series Schedule:

Aug. 28 – Dr. Mark Heckler, University President

Sept. 4 – Jim Nelson, Professor of Psychology

Sept. 11 – Chuck Garber, Assistant Chief, VUPD

Sept. 18 – Nancy M. Scannell, Assistant Dean College of Arts and Sciences

Sept. 25 – Byron R. Martin, Director of Multicultural Programs

Oct. 2 – David Weber, Lecturer in Theology

Oct. 9 – M. Hannah Langhoff, Lecturer, English and Core

Oct. 16 – Philip Woodward, Assistant Professor of Philosophy

Oct. 23 – Kevin Gary, Chair, Department of Education

Oct. 30 – George C. Heider, Ph.D., Professor of Theology

Nov. 6 – Stan Zygmunt, Professor of Physics

Nov. 13 – Lisa D. Maugans Driver, Ph.D., Associate Professor of Theology

Nov. 27 – Matthew Becker, Professor of  Theology

Dec. 4 – Melizza Zygmunt, Associate Director of Institutional Research



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