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 digital business means that every one of our freelancers deserves mentorship, and our wide range of skill levels enables us to keep quality high and prices appropriate.
Similarly, 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. By employing and mentoring college-age students who are devout in faith and savvy in skill, 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, CEO
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.
Mary Ryan, Project Manager
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.
Alexa Harbor, Administrative Manager, Lead Web Designer
Alexa is the Executive Director of Refuge Veritas Ministries (www.refugeveritas.org) with a background in business, marketing, and management. She has a specialty in video editing, graphic design, social media management, web design, and facilitation of online learning management platforms. In the past four years she has created over 250 videos ranging from 1 minute to 1 hour in length. Alexa writes and speaks on the importance of inner healing prayer, and is the lead singer of her praise and worship group, Back to the Garden.
Alexa spent time in religious formation, coordinated Totus Tuus for the Diocese of Green Bay, WI, and served for two years as a missionary and servant leader for SPIRITUS Ministries. To learn more about Alexa, visit her website, authenticallc.info.
Kat Kaderabek, Graphic Design Manager
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 Manager
Alex Bodenscahtz is a graduate of Kent State Universtiy 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.
Peter Ryan, Social Media Manager, Copywriter + Video Editor
Peter Ryan is a beloved son of God who works as a Catholic church cantor and organist in Waterbury, CT, at the Basilica of the Immaculate Conception, among other parishes. He 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 is employed by Catholics for Hire. He loves to spend his time creating music, bicycling, and doing puzzles with his wife and newborn son.
Kasia Kalinski, Copywrite Manager
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.
Mandy Elliott, Graphic Design
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.
John Tuttle, Video and Podcast Editing + Copywriting
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.
Matt Stefan, Graphic Design
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
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 and participating in Refuge Veritas Ministries as a prayer minister.
C.J. Williams, Editing + Design
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.
Emily Capps, Graphic Design + Copywriting
Emily is a graphic designer at Catholics for Hire, and also has experience in writing, editing, social media, web design, and video editing. She received her BA in writing (minor in sacred music) from Franciscan University of Steubenville, and she writes Catholic blog articles and devotional music. She loves being able to use her creativity and skills to serve the Catholic Church and other great causes.
Patrick Frazier, Video Editing
Patrick Frazier is a Video Editor at Catholics for Hire. A resident of the Chicagoland area, he 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, Copywriting
Jaclyn Ross is a Communications Specialist with deep experiences in writing and ministry. She 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. This work focused on coordinating Federal, Humanitarian, and Indigenous organizations for the sake of educating students of the realities of the US/Mexican border. After deciding to stay in Tucson an extra year, she continued serving immigrant and refugee families by joining direct humanitarian efforts and serving as a long-term housing coordinator for families in need. 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. While the reality of the COVID pandemic required her to withdraw from school, she has since been able to focus on her writing and marketing endeavors - specifically within Catholic organizations. Her very large and very happy goldendoodle Ollie has proven to be a lazy coworker as she works from home.
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.
Marisa Lucero, Graphic Design
Marisa Lucero is a tutor for a Catholic, classical, homeschool hybrid. She has a Bachelor's in Business Administration with a Concentration in Human Resources. She has experience in recruiting, conducting interviews, writing marketing emails, managing social media accounts, and in graphic design. She has designed bulletins, flyers, business cards, brochures, and websites for multiple Catholic organizations. She is active in the pro life movement and does sidewalk advocacy weekly. She is a fast learner, and has shown the ability to quickly develop a varied amount of skills. She has her own YouTube channel, @marisa-lucero, and loves having the opportunity to share her creativity.
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.
Emerson Sheldon, Graphic Design
Emerson has had success in client-facing roles and understands what it takes to exceed expectations. She is driven by her morals and motivated to learn more about the world we live in by experiencing a variety of cultures.
Cecilia Lemanowicz, Graphic Design
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.
Caitlyn Woodham, Graphic Design
Caitlyn specializes in graphic design. She is currently studying for her M.A. in Historical-Systematic Theology.