Judging Criteria & Judge Biographies

Judging Criteria

2013 Catholic Parish Website of the YearNominated parish websites will be judged on:

  • Quality of content (25 points)
  • Design & overall visual appeal (25 points)
  • Ease of navigation (20 points)
  • Use of technology & social media (20 points)
  • Utilization of search optimization (10 points)

Judge Biographies

Domenico Bettinelli is the Creative Director of Pilot New Media of the Archdiocese of Boston, which assists parishes and ministries in the archdiocese with the use of new media tools for evangelization and communication. He created one of the first Catholic blogs, Bettnet.com, in 2001, and also participated in the creation of the first online Catholic news service, Catholic World News, in 1996.

Dr. Caroline Cerveny, SSJ-TOSF, is president and founder of Interactive Connections, a faith-based educational technology service for catechetical ministries. Her passion is to engage catechetical ministers in the integration of technology into everyday ministry with youth and adults. She blogs at aCyberPilgrim.org.

Ashley Collins is the co-founder and director for E-Ministry of Peter and Paul Ministries, a non-profit aiding parishes, dioceses, and other Catholic institutions in their catechetical ministry through retreats, Bible studies, websites, and social media, so as to further Christ’s Church. He blogs about music and spirituality at SonofBosco.com.

Joe Luedtke is the Vice President of Interactive Media for Liturgical Publications. Joe specializes in Social Media and Web 2.0 and is currently leading LPi’s efforts to move into the on-line world. Joe works for the world’s largest and oldest social network, religion, and believes that this social network could benefit tremendously from the proper use of Internet technologies.

Edmund Mitchell is a  Catholic youth minister with a passion for Jesus, evangelization, and rugby – especially when all three happen at once. For now he enjoys being a Catholic hipster, until too many people start enjoying it with him, then he’ll probably go mainstream. He blogs over at EdmundMitchell.com and tweets at @EdmundMitchell. Edmund is a Franciscan University alum who studied Theology and Catechesis.

Jonathan F. Sullivan is the director of catechetical services for the Diocese of Springfield in Illinois. He blogs on catechesis and evangelization at http://www.JonathanFSullivan.com.

Brad West has assisted his local parish with their website and communications. He believes parishes today can benefit a great deal from technology. Whether it’s improving communications, community building, evangelizing, business operations, and much more; we have the tools today. To help provide some direction and advice to parishes and parishioners, he wrote and published an eBook titled, “The Connected Church” which is available through Barnes and Noble (Nooks and Nook apps) as well as Amazon (Kindle and Kindle apps).

Contest Coordinator

Clare Zajicek is the Marketing Content Specialist at Liturgical Publications, passionate about all things marketing and media. She specializes in creating materials and resources to help organizations communicate and engage with their members efficiently and purposefully. You can find her on Google+, or reach her at clare@catholictechtalk.com.


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