Debra D. Albers has served Valparaiso University since 1997 in the Center for Church Relations. She is currently interim director. Her varied responsibilities include representing Valparaiso University at various Lutheran church functions around the country and arranging opportunities on campus for visitors through workshops, visits and special events. In addition, she is the mentor for students in the Lutheran Leader Program on Valpo’s campus. Debra serves as a wedding coordinator for couples who get married in the Chapel of the Resurrection.
She earned her bachelor of science in education from Valparaiso University in 1986 and a Master of Arts in Liberal Studies with a history concentration in 2013. Debra is married to Rev. John M. Albers and they are blessed with four children and a daughter-in-law: Sarah, Paul, David (Emma) and Hannah. She is also actively engaged in a variety of ways at her home congregation; First Immanuel Lutheran in Chicago, Ill.