Bill Nicas, age 59, joined Cherry Hills in 1988. During that year, he met his wife (Leigh Ann) and had a profound encounter with the Lord, His grace and the Holy Spirit at a Cherry Hills single’s retreat. In 1999, Bill had a significant brain tumor, and in the process Jesus “awakened” Bill to the reality of the heavenly realm, the brevity of this earthly life and gave Bill a call to “make the most of every opportunity” (Ephesians 5:16) for the Lord until the day he is finally with Christ. In 2007, Bill made the most of an opportunity in oil & gas that brought the Nicases (including their children Will and Haley) back to Denver. They centered their life around Cherry Hills, Cherry Hills Christian School and Valor. Bill has served as a Section Leader, Small Group Leader, Choir Member, in Treehouse and through Love in Action, Manna and Missions. He participated in 24/7 prayer and has supported the church and other ministries. Bill has a passion for Jesus, His Great Commission and the Bride of Christ. He serves on the Board of the Global Alliance for Church Multiplication, which is bringing together churches and ministries in unity to fulfill the Great Commission in our lifetime. Bill hungers for holiness and longs for Cherry Hills to be a church where we love the Lord our God with all our heart, soul, mind and strength and love our neighbor as our self. He hopes that the ashes of division will be replaced by the beauty of the Spirit’s love, joy, peace, patience, kindness, gentleness, godliness and self-control.