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.

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. Deaconess Kristin Lewis is serving as Interim Campus Minister for 2018-19 and 2019-20. A search for the next ELCA University Pastor is currently on hold.

Plans are still in the works for the shaping of worship for the Fall 2020 semester.


Our pattern for 2019-20

There are eight times each week to worship on campus when classes are in session during the regular school year, and during the spring of 2020, they were available online:

Holy Communion is celebrated Sunday mornings at 10:00 a.m.

For the Spring 2020 semester, on 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.

Morning Prayer is a 20-minute service every weekday at 10:00 a.m. Each day offers a different style of worship through which the Valpo community joins together in prayer and praise.

Listen to audio from 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. Other ministry opportunities include SALT (Social Action Leadership Team), BRO (Brothers Reaching Out), SIS (Sisters in Spirit), Kantorei (Chapel Choir, by audition), Peer Ministry (residential and cohort ministry), LuMin (ELCA campus ministry) and LCMS-U. The Chapel Programming Council (CPC) was started by students in 2018-19 to help introduce students to the Chapel with fun activities.

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

Candlelight Evening Prayer is offered Sunday evenings at 9 p.m. for the Spring 2020 semester.


There are five different styles of worship a week during our time of Morning Prayer.


Students join in a circle for communion.
Celebrate is a late-night communion service (10 p.m. Wednesday) featuring praise music.

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.  Read more about our 2019-20 series.