About us

Who are we?

Abide is product of Carpenters Code, a fellowship of technologists from Google, Tesla, Ebay, Microsoft, and other firms seeking to use their gifts to bring people closer to God.

What is our mission?

Our goal is to touch the world with meaningful, scriptural prayer so everyone may know God’s love and be transformed by His Spirit.

What do we believe?

Abide is a community centered on Christ and embraces authors from across the Christian family. We believe that the Bible is true, and we profess the Nicene Creed as our statement of faith.

We believe in one God, the Father almighty, maker of heaven and earth, of all things visible and invisible.

We believe in one Lord Jesus Christ, the Only Begotten Son of God, born of the Father before all ages. God from God, Light from Light, true God from true God, begotten, not made, consubstantial with the Father; through him all things were made. For us men and for our salvation he came down from heaven, and by the Holy Spirit was incarnate of the Virgin Mary, and became man.

For our sake he was crucified under Pontius Pilate, he suffered death and was buried, and rose again on the third day in accordance with the Scriptures. He ascended into heaven and is seated at the right hand of the Father. He will come again in glory to judge the living and the dead and his kingdom will have no end.

We believe in the Holy Spirit, the Lord, the giver of life, who proceeds from the Father and the Son, who with the Father and the Son is adored and glorified, who has spoken through the prophets.

We believe in one, holy, catholic and apostolic Church. We confess one Baptism for the forgiveness of sins and look forward to the resurrection of the dead and the life of the world to come.

Amen.

Our Team

Neil Ahlsten, CEO & Co-founder

Neil has a passion for innovation serving the Gospel and humanitarian needs. He co-founded Carpenters Code and serves at it’s chief evangelist. Neil also helped launch the global Code for the Kingdom hackathon series. Previously, he managed new business development for a variety of products and projects at Google, including new ad platforms and market development in Africa. Before Google, he was the Darfur / Chad refugee program manager for the U.S. Department of State, and served in hotspots across Africa for Food for the Hungry. Neil has Masters in quantitative economics and policy from Princeton University.

Eric Tse, Chief Engineer & Co-founder

Eric spent seven years at Google as a software engineer on several web applications, with a focus on data analytics and client-side JavaScript. He was also a full stack developer and an iOS mobile developer at a number of other Silicon Valley companies. Eric has a BA with a double major in computer science and cognitive science at University of California Berkeley. He is consistently amazed by people coming to saving faith through Jesus Christ.

Drew Dickens, Director of Spiritual Formation

Drew’s ministry vision is to realize a world engaged in live, authentic, transparent prayer and Gospel conversation. He led the international evangelism response ministry of Need Him Global Ministries for 19 years from its launch to worldwide influence. Under his leadership, Need Him Global continually innovated new vertical channels of delivering the Gospel narrative to millions around the world as well as exploring ground breaking methods of offering authentic, live conversation and prayers about Jesus Christ via live voice, chat, text, SMS, and social media. Drew has a business degree from Baylor University and a Masters in Christian Leadership from Dallas Theological Seminary. He also serves on the board of the National Religious Broadcasters.

Joanna Lai, Director of Marketing and Growth

Joanna is passionate about connecting with people and hearing their stories. Her love for storytelling drew her to marketing, where she finds joy in helping individuals and companies find their voice. She's led marketing at early stage startups, and earlier in her career she was a program manager at Google. She has an MBA from the University of Michigan and a BS from UC Davis. In her free time, she enjoys traveling to new places, exploring the great outdoors, and writing in her journal.

Kipp Hickman, Software Engineer

Whether it's exploring new bike routes, or delving into new programming paradigms, Kipp brings his meticulous care for detail and efficiency. Working with a variety of technologies, he's done backend development with Python and MySQL, iOS CRM apps, data visualization at SAP, and C++ for game development. He aims to combine technology and delight together to start up his own indie game studio in the future.

Our Volunteers

We have been blessed to have many passionate and talented believers come alongside us to work on Abide.

2016

  • Aki Sugawara
  • Andrew Lee
  • Bart Munro
  • Beck Chiou
  • Bethany Tse
  • Brian Liu
  • Chris Lee
  • Jason Chen
  • Joanne Li
  • Joe Lin
  • Josh Kwan
  • Kate Yu
  • Ken Churchill
  • Matt Chan
  • Peter Yu
  • Stephanie Xavier
  • Tom Turney

2015

  • Andrew Lee
  • Bart Munro
  • Beck Chiou
  • Bethany Tse
  • Chris Lee
  • Jason Chen
  • Joanne Li
  • Joe Lin
  • Josh Kwan
  • Kate Yu
  • Ken Churchill
  • Nancy Chang
  • Peter Yu
  • Tracy Zhou
  • Tom Turney
  • Xander Pollock

2014

  • Amy White
  • Angela Brodbeck
  • Bart Munro
  • Beck Park
  • Bethany Fong
  • Dara Lobo
  • Jason Chen
  • Jit Ken Tan
  • Joanne Li
  • Joe Lin
  • John Boiles
  • Ivy Lee
  • Josh Kwan
  • Kate Yu
  • Ken Churchill
  • Nicole Lee
  • Leo Ting
  • Peter Yu
  • Sam Lau
  • Tom Turney
  • Xander Pollock

2013

  • Bart Munro
  • Beck Park
  • Bethany Fong
  • Jit Ken Tan
  • John Boiles
  • Josh Kwan
  • Kate Yu
  • Ken Churchill
  • Matt Chan
  • Peter Yu