About us

Who are we?

We are Carpenters Code, a group started by former Google employees seeking to use their gifts to help bring people closer to God. Our mobile app, Abide, is the world’s most popular Christian meditation app, guiding hundreds of thousands of people around the world in Biblical truth and personal reflection.

What is our mission?

For the world to experience the peace of Christ through Biblical meditation.

Our Team

Neil Ahlsten
CEO & Co-founder
Eric Tse
CTO & Co-founder
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Executive Producer
Christina Ho
Design
Cyndi Borgerson
Content Operations
Joanna Lai
Marketing
Josh Kwan
Board of Directors
Kelly Rica
Customer Care
Pedro Espinoza
Strategic Partnerships
Roxanne Oates
Marketing & Customer Care
Skip Vaccarello
Board of Directors
Daniel Yee
Engineering

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
  • Kipp Hickman
  • 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
  • Kipp Hickman
  • 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
  • Kipp Hickman
  • 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

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, the Almighty, maker of heaven and earth, of all that is, seen and unseen.

We believe in one Lord, Jesus Christ, the only Son of God, eternally begotten of the Father, God from God, Light from Light, true God from true God, begotten, not made, of one Being with the Father; through him all things were made. For us and for our salvation he came down from heaven, was incarnate of the Holy Spirit and the Virgin Mary and became truly human.

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 worshipped and glorified, who has spoken through the prophets. We believe in one holy catholic and apostolic Church. We acknowledge one baptism for the forgiveness of sins. We look for the resurrection of the dead, and the life of the world to come.

Amen.