About us

Who are we?

We are Carpenters Code, a small startup located in San Mateo, California. We were 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
Joanna Lai
Director of Marketing
Russ Jones
Executive Producer
Josh Kwan
Board Director
Skip Vaccarello
Board Chairman
Cyndi Borgerson
Content Operations
Kelly Rica
Customer Support
Sonia Echeverria
Customer Support
Sam Hinshelwood
Caroline Niziol
Marketing Operations

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.