We don't go to church. We are the church.  

They devoted themselves to the apostles’ teaching and to fellowship, to the breaking of bread and to prayer.

Acts 2:42

About Us

From its founding in 2012, Grace 242 has been a different kind of church. We exist to be, make, and send disciples of Jesus. As we follow Jesus, we value what Jesus valued: being over doing, people over projects, faithfulness over success, depth over breadth. 

Meet our pastor.

Pastor Bill Ver Velde

Hello everyone!

The secret, tell-all question for those who work at a church is, "If you didn't work at this church, would you go to it?" I am thoroughly blessed and proud to say, "Yes indeed! I would defintely attend Grace 242 if I wasn't the pastor!"


We're a long way from perfect or polished, but we genuinely want to obey Jesus' command to make disciples. And we seek to do so by living like the early church in Acts 2:42. If any of this resonantes with you, then it is my honor to welcome you to Grace 242!

Meet our church leadership.

Ann Junius

Jeff Stodola

Karin Barnes

Pam Komorowski

Ann Stodola

Our Unique Name


The “Grace” part of our name reminds us that God was gracious to save us and therefore we must be gracious with one another.



242 is a reference to Acts 2:42 where the church devoted themselves to four things: teaching, fellowship, meals, and prayer.

Mission and Core Values


Grace 242: Being, Making, Sending

Disciples of Jesus.



Biblical, Missional, Relational

Our Beliefs

God is one...and somehow three.
Jesus is King
The Holy Spirit
The Bible is THE authority (and it's 100% true)
Salvation is found exclusively in Jesus
Two Sacraments

Grace242 is a part of ECO: A Covenant Order of Evangelical Presbyterians

Grace 242 Timeline


A group of Jesus followers, many with a tremendous amount of church hurt, gathered at Rotary Park in Mequon in September. They didn't gather to form a church, they simply gathered out of love for one another. A community grew out of that first gathering and worship was moved to the Logemann Center in Mequon. As word spread, the gathering grew and Cedar Creek Community Church in Grafton hosted our worship on Sunday nights.


God raised up a group of leaders who began the process of forming a church body. In order to move worship to Sunday mornings, we began worshiping at Mequon Nature Preserve in January. Grace 242 was officially formed in April and in May, we called our founding pastor Rev. Dr. Tim Harrison.


Grace 242 began a discernment process to affiliate with a denomination that would share our beliefs; share our vision for God’s Kingdom; support us as a local congregation; and hold us accountable. In September we officially joined ECO: A Covenant Order of Evangelical Presbyterians.


In August, our founding pastor received a call to another church which began the search for a new pastor. With remarkable speed, God brought Rev. Bill Ver Velde to us as our new pastor starting in December.


In response to the societal upheaval in March, we left Mequon Nature Preserve and launched house churches as our primary expression of worship. This began a period of nomadic wandering for the church as we sought God’s leading for the church’s future and for a new worship home. Through virtual house churches, in-person house churches, worship gatherings at Cedar Creek Community Church on Saturday nights, to worship gatherings on Sunday mornings at The Student Union in Cedarburg, we begged God to show us our new landing spot.


After years of seeking the Lord for a new location to worship, God brought us to Grace 242’s first permanent worship home at 249 N Main Street in Thiensville.


Welcome to a church that feels like home.

Frequent Questions

What time is service?
Where is service?
What should I wear?
Do you have a nursery?
Where should I go and when should I arrive?
Where should I park?
What do you have for my kids?

Faith comes from hearing.

Romans 10:17