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

Director, FaithTech Institute
Adam is a director at 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: adam@faithtech.com

Allyson Rudd

City Director, FaithTech SoCal
Allyson is the City Director for FaithTech SoCal.

Anebi Agbo

City Director, Phoenix
Anebi is the Director of FaithTech Phoenix. He has a background in Data Analytics. He currently works as a Senior Consultant for a Consulting firm in Phoenix and owns a Tech Consulting Agency with his dear wife, Hannah. He gets excited about building Tech solutions and exploring ways Tech can be used for the glory of God. You can contact Anebi at anebi@faithtech.com

Arun Kumar

City Director, FaithTech Malaysia
Arun is a Product Manager at a local online classifieds company in Malaysia. He used to serve as a full time Youth Pastor at his local church. An engineer by heart with a passion for community building, Arun has always advocated for the integration of technology into the ministry, and recently founded www.waymaker.works - a peer-to-peer helping platform to meet community needs. He believes every talent and skill is from God, for the Kingdom of God. If you’re in Malaysia, do connect with him!

Beth Round

Director of Operations and Communications
Beth is the Global Operations Director 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 boards of CCM, SIM, and Camino de Sonoma.

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.

Isaac Hanekamp

Marketing Manager
Isaac has a passion for seeing technology used for Kingdom advancement! He has spent most of his working life with eCommerce brands as a digital strategist as well as Christian organizations like Crossroads Christian Communications, Slavic Gospel Association, and Hope Bible Church. He has also spent time in the cryptocurrency space working on mining colocation projects. Prior to Isaac joining our team, he once spoke at a FaithTech event and has partnered with us on various projects over the years.

Isaiah Hanson

City Director, Colorado
Isaiah is one of the City Directors for FaithTech Colorado. He hopes to help foster a place where Christians are challenged to grow and have a community to spur innovative discussion.

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 Wong

City Director, Toronto
Jason is the City Director for FaithTech Toronto. He currently works for the provincial government based out of Toronto, and is a keen tech scout. He loves to see community and innovation at the intersection of faith and technology.

John Kim

City Director, Silicon Valley
John Kim is a business development and strategy advisor for several early-stage startups, and a board member and fellow for a number of nonprofit organisations. John is an active leader in the Silicon Valley Christian community, leading initiatives in faith and work, faith-driven entrepreneurship, faith and technology, and faith-driven social impact/social justice.

Kevin Burgess

Global Labs Director
Kevin is the Global Labs Director 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 Toronto.

Marc Krejci

FaithTech USA Lead
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!

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.

Ryan Vandendyck

City Director, Vancouver
Ryan Vandendyck is a 15-year veteran of the videogame industry, having worked as a programmer and game designer on many beloved properties (including a couple Mario games with Nintendo and superhero games like Spider-Man and X-Men), in addition to releasing his own creations through Eden Industries which he founded in 2010. He’s passionate about utilizing technology to create amazing things and also equipping Christians, especially in the technological space, to lead lives of resolute faith.

Scott MacLellan

City Director, Waterloo
Christian, Dad and Aspiring Director. From the early days, Scott has been involved with FaithTech. The reason is that he cares deeply about helping people. When he is not doing Labs or an event, he is likely with his two sons, lovely wife or exploring the countryside on his bike.

Sitthavee Teerakulchon

Director, FaithTech Asia
Son is passionate about technology and theology. He initiated a Christian Tech Startup Incubator in Bangkok called "FIG Incubator" with experiences of product development and marketing. He was working with startup companies under cultures like agile development, OKR, design thinking, etc. Son loves Jesus deeply, lives in Thailand and is preparing to get married in 2021 to his lovely fiancee.

Tim Day

Board Member
Tim Day is the Director of National Engagement for WayBase.com. Waybase is an new online platform that helps individuals and Christian ministries find each other, partner together, and show collective impact. Previously, Tim served for fourteen years as the senior pastor at The Meeting House, a multi-site church in Ontario. He is also the author of God Enters Stage Left, a creative retelling of God’s story. Tim is married to Liz and has three children, Nathan, Rachel and Josh.

Yan Chen

City Director, Silicon Valley
Yan is an interdisciplinary designer with experience building products & services in Asia and Europe, including taking a Red Dot Award-winning product from concept to launch in 13 months. She is currently building products to help women manage their health and wellbeing in midlife. She holds an MA/MSc in Innovation Design Engineering from the Royal College of Art and Imperial College London. She is a Fellow of the Royal Society of Arts and a World Economic Forum Global Shaper.

Yoshi

City Director, FaithTech Japan
Yoshi was introduced to the digital world when 14 years old. He started out creating flash animations, and then taught himself web creation and motion graphics. he also worked as an artist at Sony Music for a while! He works for several startups in Tokyo, working with VCs. Because only 1% of the Japanese are Christians, he wants to use technology to build God’s kingdom. He has been married to my Japanese American wife, Ashley for a year.

Yvonne Carlson

City Director, Chicago
Yvonne has held leadership positions in multiple industries: advertising, broadcasting, fundraising, global manufacturing, and higher education. She is a member of the Institute of Electrical and Electronics Engineers, and serves on the National Religious Broadcasters Internet Committee. She holds a bachelor’s degree in psychology from Colorado Christian University and completed graduate work in information Communications technology. Yvonne is married to Steve, a pastor, and has two children.