Meet the Team

The FaithTech team all have something in common: a deep love for Jesus, and a passion to see tech used for His glory.

Hover over each name for more info on our team members.

Adam Graber

Digital Theology Consultant
Adam is a Digital Theology Consultant to FaithTech and co-host of the Device & Virtue podcast. He’s written for Christianity Today, The Bulwark, Relevant, Christ and Pop Culture and others. He’s been interviewed by The New York Times and been a guest on multiple podcasts. He worked in Bible publishing for over a decade and still gets Netflix DVDs by mail. Get in touch with Adam at:

Adrian Tam

Regional Manager, Oceania
Adrian has a broad skillset ranging from church planting, to startups, legal and corporate, to Bible teaching and theology. He's passionate about revival and cultural renewal and believes FaithTech is strategically positioned to be a part of both! Adrian lives in Sydney, Australia with his wife Jess and 3 children.

Amber Nutton

Regional Manager, North America
Experienced in project management, strategic planning, creative design, and ministry, I'm committed to nurturing FaithTech communities and city leads. Passionate about helping individuals realize their potential and purpose, combining creativity with strategy, and fiercely loving those around me. Amber lives in Lebanon, TN with her husband Marc and four kids

Beth Round

Director of Operations
Beth is the Director of Operations for FaithTech. She is an experienced communications manager who loves to help people find connection and community.

Bob Lipps

Board Member
Bob is Co-Founder and Principal Advisor at The Global Center for Nonprofit Excellence and Co-Inventor of OpX360. Bob holds degrees from Arizona State University and Texas A&M University School of Law and is a member of the TX and FL Bars and the TX State Board of Public Accountancy. Bob also serves on the board of Christian Care Ministry/Medi-Share.

Cary Brown

Board Member
Cary Brown is a principal in the Moriah Group where he manages investments in oil and gas, real estate, financial services, technology and various other direct ventures. Mr. Brown served as an auditor for Grant Thornton in Midland, Texas from January 1991 to June 1991 and for Touche Ross in Houston, Texas from June 1989 to December 1990. Mr. Brown has a Bachelor of Business Administration degree, with honors, from Abilene Christian University.

Christine Abernathy

Director of Global Labs, Nashville City Co-Lead and Labs Lead
Christine is our Director of Global Labs. Previously, she led open source at F5, spent 10+ years at Facebook in various tech-related roles. Christine got to know FaithTech through the Sound of Your Love team that won a Covid hackathon and became a Labs project. Psalm 51:10-11 and 2 Timothy 1:7 are her current life verses.

Emilie Anderson

Executive Assistant
Emilie serves as our Executive Assistant, handling schedules, email and coordination for most of the Executive Team. She and her husband have planted churches in Phoenix, San Francisco, and Seattle. She now lives in Los Angeles with her husband and their five children. She loves the mission of FaithTech and, because of her experience living in tech-centered cities, has seen first hand how faith can inform technology to maximize its effectiveness for the Kingdom.

James Kelly

Founder & CEO
James Kelly is Founder and CEO of FaithTech. James has spoken live over 350 times in remote villages in South Sudan to Google HQ in Silicon Valley. He has been featured on 100 Huntley, 700 Club and Faith Today. James is married with two young children and lives in Waterloo, Canada.

Jason Yuen

Board Member
Jason is the Co-Founder of a tech company based out of Toronto called Nulogy. He lives in Toronto, Canada with his wife Sandy. They have three kids and love family biking, learning new plant-based recipes, and growing their faith as a family. Jason is also an Ontario Regional Representative with FamilyLife Canada, a ministry of Power to Change Ministries.

Joshua Jones

Texas Regional Manager
Joshua carries a strong belief that an integrated life is required for fully living out a person’s calling. As an operationally minded follower of Jesus with an entrepreneurial bent, Joshua continually finds himself helping organizations build for health and position for growth while crossing the bridge between the for profit and the nonprofit world. He fills his days helping operations for a technology firm, coaching small group leaders, ubering his kids around, and drinking coffee with his wife.

Kamal Khairallah

Regional Manager - FaithTech MENA
With a background in entrepreneurship, mission, technology, digital media and community building, Kamal is passionate to see FaithTech grow and develop in the Middle East.

Kevin Burgess

Director of Global Communities
Kevin is the Director of Global Communities for FaithTech. Having arrived in Canada from the UK in January 2018, Kevin has a background in running a Web Design Business with his wife Ellie, Church ministry including a plant in North Toronto, and as a currency analytics consultant into Health Services in the UK. He is passionate to see God blurring the boundaries in peoples' lives across their faith, vocations, and work. Kevin is married with two young children currently living in Guelph, Canada.

Marc Krejci

Board Member
Marc is a software design leader creating digital experiences through iterative UX/UI development. As a connector and community builder, he is helping FaithTech grow in the USA. Currently, he works at Facebook prototyping new user experiences for ML/AI tools and is the creator of Congo, a platform for automating branded social video content. He's a well-documented mountain runner and traveller, so check out his adventures on Instagram and Facebook!

Paul Burns

Board Member
Paul Burns is the CEO of SkipTheDishes, an online food delivery service with over 4,000 employees. Paul is the former Managing Director of Twitter Canada, where he was responsible for the overall vision, innovation and growth in Canada. Prior to Twitter, he led the strategy, design and technology firm Huge and helped ambitious brands like Nike, Google, and Four Seasons drive their innovation strategy forward. Paul serves on the board of World Vision Canada and lives in Toronto with his wife and two children.

Ruth Mullen

FaithTech Speaker
Ruth is the former Director of FaithTech Toronto and now a FaithTech Speaker. She is an Instructional Designer at Desire to Learn (D2L), a growing tech company in Waterloo, Canada. Ruth speaks about the unique intersection of the complex world of technology and working in tech with Christian theology and life. Ruth is also a history nerd and knows a lot of meaningless facts about pockets, the pyramids and the Vikings.

Sam Vanderwood

Global Operations Manager
Sam is a former restaurant manager with a passion for systems, routines, organization, and coffee. He started volunteering with FaithTech before the first Hackathon in 2016 and joined the team Full-Time in February 2023. Sam lives in Waterloo, Canada with his wife Emily and 3 kids.

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