Hello!

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.”

Management

Will Deatherage, CEO

Will Deatherage, CEO

Will Deatherage is a Graduate Student in Systematic Theology at The Catholic University of America. He has designed websites, managed social media, and produced videos and podcasts for various Catholic organizations since his Undergraduate years. Deatherage founded the Clarifying Catholicism project, which has featured Theological writings of over 150 students. Deatherage currently works for the Institute for Human Ecology, the Marriage and Religious Research Institute, and the Heritage Foundation.

Chris Centrella, Lead Web Developer

Chris Centrella, Lead Web Developer

I’m currently studying at Franciscan University of Steubenville, aka Catholic Disneyland, to pursue a degree in computer science. I’ve been programming since I was fourteen, and have been working for Catholics for Hire since shortly after its founding. I’m currently the Lead Web Developer.

Most importantly, my heart yearns to share the limitless mercy of Jesus, which transforms our deepest sin and wounds, just like Christ’s wounds were transformed on the Cross. I want to devote my life to this mission, bringing Jesus’s mercy to others, so that the whole world might know that His Love is “more powerful than evil: more powerful than sin and death” (Dives et Miscericordia, St. John Paul II). I want each person to know that God loves them with a Father’s heart, sent His only Son to die for them, and is running after them, with arms open wide to His forgiveness and mercy.

Nothing would bring me more joy than seeing the Kingdom of God united and alive, as broken people fall into the arms of their Savior and pour out their praise to the One who is madly in love with them: Jesus Christ, our Advocate, our Friend, and our Savior.

Catherine Hummel, Lead Web Designer

Catherine Hummel, Lead Web Designer

Catherine Hummel graduated from Franciscan University of Steubenville in 2021 with a BS in Mathematics. She has worked on many different graphic design projects, from church fundraiser t-shirt designs to auto business flyers to business cards for banks. She is currently working on graphic art and web design & development for several Catholic businesses, while doing some other graphic design work on the side.

Emily Capps, Lead Graphic Designer

Emily Capps, Lead Graphic Designer

I am the current lead graphic designer at Catholics for Hire, and I also have experience in web design, video editing, social media, writing, and editing. I received my BA in writing (minor in sacred music) from Franciscan University of Steubenville and am currently studying for my MA in Theology online through Franciscan. I also write a Catholic blog and devotional music, and I love being able to use my creativity, skills, and attention to detail and aesthetics to serve the Catholic Church and other great causes!

Thomas "Thumz" Gorman, Lead Cinematographer

Thomas "Thumz" Gorman, Lead Cinematographer

Thomas started making videos at the age of fifteen. After spending two summers painstakingly creating an incredibly bad short film, he applied himself to the study of the craft and over the next 7 years, honed his skills to become a professional. He now prides himself on making no compromises on image quality, but instead learning to handle the hurdles that comes with videography, such as color grading and manual focus.

Tony Monson, Lead Podcast Producer

Tony Monson, Lead Podcast Producer

I am Tony Monson, an Audio Engineer and Multimedia Editor based in Kansas City. I'm in my last year of my Business Management Major at Franciscan University and have been making music under the name of ARSNK for the last 5 years.

All Members

Mary Ryan, Editing and Web Design

Mary Ryan, Editing and Web Design

Mary Ryan is a senior at The Catholic University of America. She has written and edited articles, designed websites, created logos, organized fundraising events, and assisted in video production over the past four years. She is the Executive Producer for the blog, Clarifying Catholicism and has worked with FOCUS and various other groups and parishes in the CT, DC, and NY areas. Mary has a background in music and has sang for conferences by The Knights of Columbus, televised Masses at ORTV and events that EWTN has covered, and performed with various other groups.

Sam Shadle, Web Design and Live Streaming

Sam Shadle, Web Design and Live Streaming

​Sam Shadle is a junior Computer Science and Sacred Music double-major at Franciscan University of Steubenville. He currently manages web development for Diocesan Rosary Congresses (both Pittsburgh, PA and national sites) and for Clarifying Catholicism. In the past, he has successfully executed brand and identity design, social media and email campaign management, and website design and maintenance for Catholic and secular groups.

Jacob Foster, Web and Graphic Design

Jacob Foster, Web and Graphic Design

Jacob Foster is a sophomore Business Management and Finance at Franciscan University of Steubenville. He is also a first year resident assistant at Franciscan. Jacob has helped develop websites and assisted in the development of logos for the company.

Caitlyn Woodham, Web & Graphic Design

Caitlyn Woodham, Web & Graphic Design

Hello, My name is Caitlyn Woodham! I am currently in the Historical and Systematic MA program at Catholic University!

Bea Cuasay, Editing & Graphic Design

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.

Emerson Sheldon, Graphic Design

Emerson Sheldon, Graphic Design

Emerson is a current freshman at the Catholic University of America’s Honors Program. She is pursuing a bachelors' degree in Business Administration with an emphasis in Marketing. She is driven by her morals and motivated to learn more about the world we live in by experiencing a variety of cultures. Emerson has had success in client-facing roles and understands what it takes to exceed expectations.

Taylor Capobianco, Video Production

Taylor Capobianco, Video Production

My name is Taylor Capobianco. I am a senior at CUA studying Politics. My main job at Catholics for Hire is working as a videographer.

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