Centered in Christ, the Ministry of the Chapel of the Resurrection proclaims God’s love and serves students, faculty, staff by building an inclusive community.

Two university pastors serve the Valpo community through worship, mentoring, pastoral care, and spiritual nurture. While both pastors are Lutheran, they serve all, regardless of religious or spiritual affiliation. The Rev. Katherine Museus Dabay, M.A., M.Div., has joined Valparaiso University as our ELCA University pastor as of Jan. 4, 2021. 


Our pattern for 2021-22

There are eight times each week to worship on campus when classes are in session during the regular school year. Worship for the 2021-22 school year begins 10 a.m. Sunday, Aug. 22, with our Welcome Sunday morning service. Morning Prayer will begin on the first day of classes.

Holy Communion is celebrated Sunday mornings at 10:00 a.m.  The service is also livestreamed.

Sunday nights at 9:00 p.m., Candlelight Evening Prayer gathers around word, song and prayer.

Celebrate! is our weekly praise band service of Holy Communion that meets on Wednesday nights at 10:00 p.m. The service is also livestreamed.

Morning Prayer is a 20-minute service every weekday at 9:45 to 10:05 a.m.  Each day offers a different style of worship through which the Valpo community joins together in prayer and praise. Monday and Friday’s speakers are livestreamed.

See videos or Listen to audio from our various services!

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.

A scene from 2019-20. Candlelight Evening Prayer is offered Sunday evenings at 9 p.m.


A scene from 2019-20. There are five different styles of worship a week during our time of Morning Prayer.


Walter Wangerin Jr. Celebration of Excellence in Preaching Series

The Chapel hosts four special guest preachers a year as part of the Walter Wangerin Jr. Celebration of Excellence in Preaching Series. It will not be held for 2020-21. Read more about the history of this series.