Past Judging Criteria & Judge Biographies

Judging Criteria

2012 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

Craig Berry, a convert to the Catholic Faith, founded After spending 10+ years working in Information Technology as a network administrator, he began building websites for Catholic organizations in 2008. He blogs at

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

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

Eric Gallagher has over 8 years of experience in full-time youth ministry in the Diocese of Sioux Falls where he currently serves as the Director of Youth Ministry for the Diocese. He also blogs regularly at Prepared Catholic and works part-time as a web designer.

Lisa M. Hendey is the Founder and Editor of, a web site focusing on the Catholic faith, Catholic parenting and family life, and Catholic cultural topics. Lisa is the author of The Handbook for Catholic Moms and A Book of Saints for Catholic Moms.

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.

Jonathan F. Sullivan is the director of catechetical ministries for the Diocese of Springfield in Illinois. He blogs on catechetical topics at

Christopher P. Wendt is the President of HyperDo Inc, a Catholic web design firm whose name means “super praise.” HyperDo is fervently committed to serving Christ’s Church and the members of His body with a complete arsenal of the latest web technology.

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).

Clare Zajicek is the Interactive Media Marketing Specialist at Liturgical Publications. She specializes in creating marketing campaigns and materials to help parishes engage parishioners and build their communities online. Clare is also a photographer and is a published poet in Relief: A Christian Literary Expression.


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