Our Name

We took our name, “Intelligent,” from the book Intelligent Investor by Benjamin Graham and David Dodd. Just like their description of an investor carefully researching claims of different prospective companies to invest in, we strive to be careful in our work and the projects we choose to work on. 


Mike Manea – Director & Co-Founder

Mike is currently a public school teacher. He is also finishing his Doctor of Ministry (Discipleship) at Andrews University. Mike enjoys studying and discussing theology, philosophy, and science. He is happily married and has a son.

Adrian Zahid – Director & Co-Founder

Adrian is a survivor of advanced-stage cancer. When he is not crunching numbers at work, he spends his free time reading books and dissertations, taking classes in theology, working on his writing projects, posting his modest chess wins on Instagram, and learning Brazilian Jiu-Jitsu, mountain biking, playing racquetball, and traveling. He wants to see the Seventh-day Adventist church succeed in fulfilling the Great Commission.

Staff & Volunteers

We draw from a diverse group of ministry, education, healthcare, finance, theology, law, management, philosophy, science, economics, artificial intelligence, and data science experts.


Intelligent Adventist Corporation (Est. in 2015 online, and as a public charity in 2021)is organized exclusively for religious purposes, including for such purposes, the making of distributions to organizations that qualify as exempt organizations under section 501(c)(3) of the Internal Revenue Code or the corresponding section of any future federal tax code.

The corporation is a nonprofit religious corporation and is not organized for any private gain of any person. It is a public charity.

This corporation aims to provide theological, professional, and educational books, podcasts, videos, webinars, conferences, speeches, and other content, for Seventh-day Adventist Christian audiences and financial and humanitarian aid for individuals and organizations who need it.


The Intelligent Adventist Corporation is committed to transparency and public accountability. Consequently, it will publish all independently audited financial statements to the public on this website and distribute them through other communication methods when requested in writing. Our EIN is 87-4109029

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Place of Business 

The principal offices of the Intelligent Adventist Corporation are located at:

473 E. Carnegie Drive,

Suite 200,

San Bernardino, CA 92408