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We are excited to announce the opening of our new church in What Cheer! Our mission is to bring God’s love to this wonderful community and create a welcoming environment where everyone can connect and fellowship. Let’s build a family together, united in our commitment to serving others and sharing God’s grace. Stay tuned for updates as we get closer to opening day. We look forward to meeting you soon!


107 E Broadway Street
What Cheer, IA 50268 


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We have plans to launch this new church in September 2023. For more information or to help start FGU What Cheer, contact Pastor Roxanne.

Office: (515) 954-2445 

Email: roxanne.ascheman@freegrace.tv

Each congregation of Free Grace United is a distinct local church. They vary in size, demographics, and cultural aesthetics. Each has its own story, its own pastors, and its own ministries. In deciding which congregation to join, we encourage you to start by visiting the one closest to you.

What do we envision this new church will look like?  

  • A church for people that don’t “do” church.
  • A church with a community/family atmosphere.
  • A church with excellent modern worship music that honors Jesus.
  • A church where everyday average people can feel welcome (not just religious people).
  • A church where people are loved (no matter their story) and not judged.
  • A church where the Bible is taught and people get to process God at their own pace.
  • A church with events and activities that bless the whole community.
  • A church that offers people a choice each week to follow Jesus and follow Him in baptism.

Spin the spinner, beat the clock, skip ahead, level up, and play to win! You’ll need to bring your A-game for FGU What Cheer’s VBS 2023!

Twists & Turns is a fantastical celebration of games of all kinds. From classic tabletop games to video games and more, kids will play their way through VBS while learning that Jesus guides them through all the twists and turns of their lives. They’ll find that even when they mess up it’s never “game over.

WHEN: July 31-Aug 3 from 6-8:30 pm

WHERE: Free Grace United (107 E Broadway Street, What Cheer, IA 50268)

WHO: Kids ages 4-12 years

COST: Free! 

What is VBS?

“VBS” stands for “Vacation Bible School”, and it’s basically a week-long evening summer camp for kids. VBS has been making fun memories and sharing the hope of Jesus in communities around the globe for decades, and it’s coming to What Cheer this summer!




Pastor Roxanne is excited to take on the role of Lead Pastor at our newest Iowa location in What Cheer! She is a dynamic preacher whose engaging style draws in listeners from all walks of life. Her deep appreciation for the power of stories to bring people together and inspire them to live out their faith comes through whenever she shares the gospel. She firmly believes that each of us has a unique story to tell, and that by sharing these stories, we can guide others toward the hope and freedom that comes from a life centered on God. She’s also the proud mom of a gifted and talented young woman named Aspen! If you’d like to help Pastor Roxanne launch this new church, please use the contact info above to reach out.