What does it mean to be a Catholic digital business? We believe that being a Catholic digital business means that any person or organization whose mission embodies the love of Christ deserves a platform to be heard. It means that we do not work with “clients,” we work with children of God.

We believe that being a Catholic business means that missions come before money. We trust that God will provide, and we will try our hardest not to turn away a person or organization whose mission we believe in.

We are aware that many Catholic digital businesses are often not quite Catholic, are decades behind today’s technology, or are too business-oriented to serve the missions of their partners. As a company, we have found a remarkable balance so we can truly embody what it means to be a Catholic digital business. As our patron, Blessed Carlo Acutis, would say, “Not me, but God.”


Will Deatherage, M.A.


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Will Deatherage started Catholics for Hire LLC for two reasons: to provide Catholic and Catholic-friendly organizations with affordable and high-quality digital design and foster the digital marketing talents of young Catholics from across the country. He graduated from The Catholic University of America in 2022 with his M.A. in Historical-Systematic Theology. He is also the Executive Director of Clarifying Catholicism, a blog that publishes essays about theology written by young Catholics.

Alexa Harbor

Director of Project Management, Lead Web Designer

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Alexa possesses a diverse and extensive skill set, specializing in video editing, graphic design, social media management, web design, and the development of online learning management systems (LMS). Her professional background is anchored in business, marketing, and management. In addition to her roles within Catholics for Hire, Alexa serves as the Executive Director of a non-profit organization based in Wisconsin and is a proud, ethical dog breeder. 

Alexa’s path is characterized by a profound commitment to service and faith-based initiatives, marked by her time in religious formation, leading the Totus Tuus program for the Diocese of Green Bay, WI, and dedicating two years to missionary work and servant leadership with SPIRITUS Ministries. Alexa has also spearheaded and provided leadership to several ministries and non-profit entities and has assisted as a member of various organization’s Board of Directors.

Mandy Elliott


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Mandy Elliott graduated from the school of Art & Design at the University of Illinois and since then has sought to create beauty through photography, graphic design, and art education. Outside of work, Mandy enjoys a good cup of coffee and being a mama to her four spirited & fun children, trying to instill a love of Jesus & our beautiful faith within the confines of her home.

Samuel Ray

Core Contractor

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Samuel Ray specializes in website and graphic design. He is currently a student at Ave Maria University where he is working toward degrees in mathematics and computer science. He has worked as a technology intern with Five Stones, NFP, as well as with Ave Maria’s marketing department. When he isn’t building websites, he enjoys reading and working on his personal programming projects.

Austin Doty

Core Contractor

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Austin Doty has a degree in Theology from Franciscan University and a professional certification in software engineering. He has a deep passion for communicating the truths of the Church and loving Her, whom Christ gave as his home. He has done this through years of active ministry, and now through the digital medium. He works in web design, graphic design, social media management and audio work.


George Wert

Web Design + Video Editing

With over a decade of experience in web design, George is dedicated to assisting businesses in enhancing their digital presence and engaging with a broader audience. George actively contributes to the education of aspiring designers through his platform, DesignSpo.co, and a YouTube channel focused on web design. Guided by the belief that effective design must align with the unique needs of each business, he tailors his approach accordingly; recognizing that while some businesses benefit from dynamic, animated websites, others require simplicity for lead generation.

Samantha Smith


Samantha Smith is a professional copywriter. Her experience includes nearly a decade working for the Archdiocese of Atlanta, with three years as a staff writer for The Georgia Bulletin. While working for the Atlanta Archdiocese, she won Catholic Press Awards for her writings and social media campaigns. Samantha enjoys sharing her spiritual journey on her blog, Spirit and Sparkle (spiritandsparkle.net).

Blaise Martura

Web Design

Blaise offers solutions finely crafted to suit client’s unique business needs. Armed with the latest web tools, Blaise swiftly translates vision into reality, be it a custom application or a sleek homepage, always prioritizing speed, security, and style. Learn more about Blaise by visiting his website here

Mary Ryan

Web Designer

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Mary Ryan has worked in web design and writing since 2017 and enjoys working with clients and designers in the creative process of building beautiful websites and other media for God’s glory. Mary is a graduate student of Theology at the Franciscan University of Steubenville. She has interned with FOCUS and formerly served as Executive Producer of Clarifying Catholicism. She competed her B.A. in Music at The Catholic University of America in 2021 and cantors professionally in the Archdiocese of Hartford.

John Tuttle

Video and Podcast Editing + Copywriting

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John Tuttle has a BA in Journalism & Mass Communications and Theology from Benedictine College, where he served as the online editor of The Circuit newspaper and the prose editor of the literary arts magazine Loomings. He has worked as a teacher, freelance journalist, and video and podcast editor. Having been published in over 2 dozen Christian and secular outlets, he also has marketing and social media experience. He has been published by Catholic World Report, The Wanderer, Grotto Network, and Voyage Comics & Publishing among others.

Kat Kaderabek

Graphic Design

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Kat Kaderabek is a current graduate student at The Catholic University of America where she is earning two Master’s degrees in Architecture and Net Zero Design. Driven by curiosity and a love for the written word, she wants to cultivate in-depth experiences in the fields of architecture and graphic design. Skilled at quick-thinking and problem-solving, Katherine can multi-task easily and assist in determining solutions to design problems. Her curiosity drives her to question, to seek Truth, and to understand why. Her primary skills include AutoCAD, Adobe Creative Suite, Editing, Revit, and Creative Writing. She is also a published author of several works.

Alex Bodenscahtz

Audio/Video Editor

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Alex Bodenscahtz is a graduate of Kent State University with a degree in Digital Media Production. He is passionate about his Catholic faith and digital media. Following two years of service as a NET Missionary he has worked in multimedia and youth ministry. Currently, Alex is works with NET Ministries (netusa.org) as the Eastern Regional Recruiter, encouraging young Catholic to follow Christ in evangelizing young people across the United States. When he is not working or volunteering, you can often find him watching or coaching soccer.

C.J. Williams

Social Media + Web Design

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C.J. Williams is a full-time freelance writer, video and print editor, videographer, and web designer. She has served as the executive editor for multiple publications, including Life Matters Journal; played videographer to human rights walks in Europe (hello, Ireland!); designed and launched websites for small businesses and nonprofits; and edited research projects and papers for the general public for MIT scientists. She likes to move between print editing and publishing to animation and screenwriting, and from marketing and web design to poetry, to keep things fresh, and is currently brushing up on her coding skills and Russian.

Matt Stefan

Graphic Design

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Matt graduated from Defiance College with a BA in Graphic Design after transferring from Quincy University where he studied for 3 years. Throughout college he expanded his knowledge and skill-set in design and other topics while playing soccer at the division II and III levels, respectively.

Matt holds his faith dear to him and is passionate about doing his best to use his skills in the service of Christ’s Church. He cares about craftsmanship, durability, and authenticity, and strives to create quality designs that will last.

Wesley Beyer

Copywriting + Web Design

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Wesley is a professional copywriter, working as a journalist for several years. He has a BA in Philosophy from Northern Michigan University, and is currently working as a teacher. In his free time, he enjoys learning new instruments, participating in musical theater performances and volunteering.

Kasia Kalinski

Copywriting + Graphic Design

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Kasia is a student at the Franciscan University of Steubenville studying Western & World Literature and Philosophy. Her love of writing has brought her to Catholics for Hire as a copywriter and editor, and she is eager to share her design capabilities in social media and graphic design projects. When not poring over classic literature or writing papers, she loves dancing, hiking, journaling, listening to classical music, and editing her friends’ essays.

Patrick Frazier

Video Editing

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Patrick Frazier  has experience in Adobe Premiere Pro and DaVinci Resolve, along with audio mixing in Adobe Audition and Avid Pro Tools, for which he’s an Avid Certified User. He received his BA in Communication Arts (Theatre minor) from Franciscan University of Steubenville in 2022. In the free time that he occasionally finds, he enjoys reading, spending time with friends, and developing his YouTube channel.

Jaclyn Ross


Jaclyn Ross received her Bachelors degrees in both Theology and Communication Studies at Loyola Marymount University, after which she committed to a year of post-graduate service with the De La Salle Christian Brothers. There she was placed at San Miguel High School as the Border Immersion program coordinator, where she organized week-long education programs for both US and Mexican high school students. She then continued on to Boston College’s School of Theology and Ministry where she received the Rev. Robert E. Manning, SJ Full Tuition Merit Scholarship for a Master of Divinity. 

Melayna Alicia


Melayna Alicea is a full time freelance copyeditor, copywriter, and FEMM fertility care practitioner. She has handled the copyediting for major projects such as Ascension’s Catechism in a Year, Bible in a Year, and Fr. Mike Schmitz’s Homilies. Melayna is passionate about spreading the truth of the Catholic Faith in every area of her work. She has published articles in Catholic365, Natural Womanhood, and Yellow Scene Magazine. Melayna also runs her own Catholic Substack Newsletter, Stumbling to Sainthood, where she shares all about our Catholic Faith, family life, and Theology of the Body. She is a quick-learner and is always excited to learn new skills to help support the needs of her clients. 

Bea Cuasay

Editing + Graphic Design

Bea Cuasay is a classical school teacher and freelance writer, editor, and graphic designer. In the past, she has interned with The Lamp Magazine and Catholic News Agency. She has also worked as a research assistant under the direction of Elizabeth Lev. In her dwindling spare time, she enjoys running, cycling, reading, singing sacred music, and searching for the perfect cup of coffee in Colorado. Bea graduated from St. Mary’s College in Notre Dame.

Emily Capps

Graphic Design + Copywriting

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Emily Capps received her BA in writing (minor in sacred music) from Franciscan University of Steubenville, and writes Catholic blog articles and devotional music. 

Cecilia Lemanowicz

Graphic Design

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Cecilia graduated in June 2021 from Rowan College of South Jersey with an associates degree in Computer Graphic Arts – Interactive/Game Design. She has worked as a contractor creating social media graphics, short videos, product illustrations, e-books, and packaging labels. She is now working as a freelancer with her specialties being illustration and graphic design.

Peter Ryan

Copywriter + Video Editor

Peter Ryan earned his Bachelor of Music in Vocal Performance from Western Connecticut State University in 2019, and now works during the week as a studio producer and organist. He loves to spend his time creating music, bicycling, and doing puzzles with his wife and newborn son.

Katherine Saliga

Video Editing

Katherine Saliga is a student at Franciscan University of Steubenville, and is studying for a double major in Communications Arts (concentration in Film) and Latin. She has a love for all forms of media and a passionate desire to bring Christ to others through her work.

Mary J. Ryan

Graphic Design

Mary is a communications artist of many mediums — from writing and website design to painting and dancing. Self-motivated and driven, she thrives on learning, creating, and making an impact. Her ultimate goal is to use multimedia storytelling to make a positive difference in the lives of others. With a master’s degree in strategic communications and public relations, she sees campaigns through from on-brand strategy to deliverables, complete with graphic design and copywriting. She also enjoys video and audio production as storytelling tools.

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