Shay Hicks

Digital Media Designer

I have been a Christian as long as I can remember. When I was 12, I was at summer camp in Nebraska - my faith became the most important aspect of my life. I have not looked back since then and am passionate about my relationship with Jesus Christ. I got hired at Grace in the fall of 2014. The following summer, I started dating my future wife, Esther and we got married in November, 2016. A year later, we adopted our puppy, Winston, to start our family and our sweet boy Eli was born May 2020. We couldn't be more blessed.

What is your favorite season & why?

Spring to Summer - my birthday is in April, March Madness starts, golf season gets started and I just love being able to go outside in the summer, wearing shorts.

What is your favorite movie?

Star Wars Episode V: The Empire Strikes Back.  Greatest plot twist in cinematic history.  Also, Han Solo is my hero!

What or who inspires you most?

Like I said, Han Solo is my hero!

What is your favorite book?

The Lion, The Witch and the Wardrobe.  It is, in my mind, a masterpiece.  My favorite book series, on the other hand, is Harry Potter, without question.  JK Rowling is a modern day Shakespeare.

What is your idea of a perfect day?

I have lived a perfect day ... once.  My family and I were able to hit up all four major theme parks at the Walt Disney World Resort.  I believe we got to the Animal Kingdom around 7am and finished up at the Magic Kingdom at midnight.  I have never been so tired, but it was a perfect day!