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Inside Tithe.ly: Meet Adam Barry, Core Program Manager

Meet Adam Barry, Tithe.ly's genius engineering wizard!

Inside Tithe.ly: Meet Adam Barry, Core Program Manager
by

Jesse Wisnewski

Hey, all. I’m excited for you to meet Adam Barry. Adam is our Core Program Manager here at Tithe.ly—which means he is the point person for our mobile and online giving tools. There’s a ton involved with maintaining the software, making updates, and fixing bugs, while keeping an eye on making our giving software easy-to-use—and Adam runs point on all of this.

Adam is also a devoted husband, and he enjoys a good round of karaoke with friends.

We recently asked Adam a few questions to get to know him better. Let’s dig in!

Q: How did you hear about/get started at Tithe.ly?

A: This story begins with my previous job. I had worked in the legal industry for 17 years. The job was demanding and the hours were long. I often considered changing careers, but the timing never seemed right.

Then, one day I was chatting with one of Tithe.ly’s founders, Frank Barry, about how things were going. He told me about a position at Tithe.ly that he felt I would be a good fit for. During my interview, I realized how the company culture was much more in line with that I was looking for. Thankfully, the team agreed I would be a good fit as well and I joined the Tithe.ly family. It was a huge change for me, but a welcomed one.

Q: What does a typical day at Tithe.ly look like for you?

A: My days tend to vary quite a bit. My main responsibility is to determine what we're going to build or improve upon next. I don't do this alone though. I carefully consider the feedback of customers, stakeholders, and developers. 

Once we determine what we want to build, I get it in the queue for our dev team and prioritize it. We get so many great ideas all the time; it can be a challenge to say that we're going to build X before Y. If you're reading this and you have a feature request for our Giving or Events products, please know that I appreciate the feedback and I take everything into consideration as we move forward.

I also assist our team and customers. Since I'm in the Giving product on a daily basis and watching the development, I have a deep knowledge of the product that allows me to answer the more complex questions and determine solutions for problems that we're trying to solve for customers.

Q: If you could give your 18-year-old self a piece of advice, what would it be?

A: Take your time. You never know what God might reveal if you slow down to listen to him.

Q: And now for fun—a few favorites. What’s your favorite movie trilogy? Board game?

A: Back to the Future (I'm still waiting for flying cars and real hover boards); and Quelf! Do yourself a favor and have some friends over that don’t mind being silly and play this game.

Thanks for reading! Stay tuned for more interviews with the Tithe.ly team!

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Inside Tithe.ly: Meet Adam Barry, Core Program Manager