Who we are

Creating innovative web sites and online communication strategies is our niche.

Having worked with over 40 Churches, Catholic Schools and Dioceses, we understand the importance of communicating with parishioners and fellow Catholics. Each Church and Pastor has specific priorities and personalities so we listen carefully to capture the best version of your church and share it with the world.

What Makes Us Unique?

1

Our Technology

We’ve created programming tools to manage communication needs of parishes. This helps you to reach out to your flock with clear and consistent messages designed to spread your Good News.

2

Unmatched Customer Service

We respond rapidly and efficiently to meet your needs. Our system is set up to receive your requests, assign to a team member and respond to get your message out.

3

Goals & Objectives

We develop a strategy and timeline with you so nothing falls through the cracks. Effective reminders for recurring events help us to stay on track, providing continuity to your communications efforts.

4

Our Team

We are loyal to your brand, designing, imagining, programming, problem solving and creating. We strive for dynamic solutions that serve our faith.

Meet the Mates

Mate
CEO and Mascot

“I think my strongest skill is loyalty. I am always checking on my humans, making sure they are happy. There is nothing that makes my tail wag more than a satisfied customer.”

Mate was born and raised in Miami, Florida. He received his “master’s” in communications, with a minor in psychology. He is an excellent human trainer. His new goal is to build Parish Mate, helping more Churches reach their parishioners with care, consideration and compassion.

Each day, he makes his rounds, tracking and chasing down robots.“Human beings are much more interesting and cuddlier than electronic technology,” shares Mate. “Although I do check out the internet world hour by hour for new trends and information, I need human interaction as most creatures do.”

In his spare time, Mate loves to read biographies and get neck rubs. He wishes every day was Thanksgiving because he loves sweet potatoes and pumpkin pie, and he loves to give thanks for all good things.

Claudio Croce
since 2002
Assistant to the CEO

"While some graphic designers see their websites as their final product, I see my websites as a tool through which I will achieve my final product: connecting people and the things they love... in essence, building long-term relationships."

Web site design and connections to audiences are written all over Claudio’s DNA. Born in Sao Paulo, Brazil as a descendent of a wave of Italian immigrants, he completed his bachelor’s degree in Business Administration. As Brazil was opening its doors to foreign investors, Claudio worked for a software company that implemented corporate management systems. He came to Miami in 2000, establishing their international office. At that time, the power of the web was unfolding in front of his eyes, and he quickly realized that web design was going to play a critical role. That’s when Atimo was born, the parent company of Parish Mate.

After many years working with parishes and associated schools, Claudio created Parish Mate. "It’s exactly what the name implies: A friend of the parish," explains Claudio. "One that will be there for you, helping the parish achieve its highest potential. A friend who knows your name, your preferences, expectations, tastes, and limitations, worries and concerns. We share with our friends our team’s talents in graphic design, programming and communications, while they focus their time and resources on what they do best."

When Claudio is not working, he can be found walking his dog Dexter, reading historical books, listening to Baroque music and, indulging in good pizza, pasta, cheese and wine, with an occasional ice cream cone sneaking in.

Elisangela Lima
since 2002
Creativity and management

“I consider empathy to be my strongest skill. This is very important when working with clients. I am also very attentive to details as the details make a big difference in every aspect of life.”

Elisangela was born in Sao Paulo, capital of the state of Sao Paulo, Brazil. She graduated from FAAP College with her degree in advertising and marketing. She has a daughter, Aurora, born in 2000.

“I like the good energy of our work team, as we are like a big family. We are friends, free to talk about any topic with each other.”

In her free time, she likes to collect postcards of any kind, plant and make crafts with recyclable material. She enjoys restaurants, cinemas and museums, watching documentaries and eating shrimp, shrimp and more shrimp! Three of her favorite movies are Life is Beautiful, Lala Land and Toy Story 3.

Renato Graziola
since 2002
Programming

As the head of the programming team I like to explain my work with the following anecdote:

“The captain of a large ship recruited an engineer ​for an emergency to look at the main engine. It was overheating and making strange noises. After checking the gears and listening to the ​moving parts, the engineer tightened a few bolts, and the engine was back to normal. The entire inspection and job took less than half an hour. The captain was unhappy with the bill received since the engineer did not spend that much time to resolve the problem.”

The engineer explained that tightening the bolt indeed took him little time, but knowing which bolt to tight​en took him ​an expensive college degree and many years of experience in the field. It's having an intimate knowledge of the technology.

Deepali Mestry
since 2007
Creativity and support

"I like to think I am very flexible and easily able to manage change. I have a solid work ethic... when I am working on a project, I prefer to complete a project well ahead of schedule, instead of meeting deadlines. It's in my blood to be ahead of the game."

Deepali was born and raised in Mumbai, India, and attained here diploma in Web Design. She loves to learn new programming codes, creating innovative solutions for web sites.

"I have been working with Atimo since 2006. I work on a variety of large-scale projects where each team member is responsible for one part of the project. I really enjoy the collaboration and seeing how all the pieces of our projects come together at the end."

Deepali is a foodie who loves to travel. Her favorite Maharashtrian dish is plain Dal rice, pigeon pea split beans, ghee and lemon juice. She enjoys movies that empower people with self-confidence and her love for books was developed when she was a child. She can frequently be found moon-gazing.

Vinitha Vijayan
since 2007
Creativity and support

"I love my work. Every day, I gain new experiences. I enjoy working with such a dynamic team in a virtual environment."

Vinitha was born in Kerala, India, and was raised in Mumbai, further north, on the west coast of India. She completed her degree in Computer Engineering, was married in 2016, and had a baby girl in 2019.

"I have learned four different Indian languages, won many essay contests, and I like to think I am an excellent listener and that I learn quickly," shares Vinitha.

In her spare time, she can be found reading books, listening to music, cooking Indian and Italian food, and making homemade chocolates.

Robson Faustino
since 2014
Programming and support

"I believe I am disciplined, patient, dedicated and respectful. Each day presents new challenges so I have to think differently, and that helps me escape monotony."

Robson was born in Recife, Brazil, the capital of the state of Pernambuco. He earned his Bachelor's in Computer Information Systems and Design. He is proficient in PHP language, Bootstrap, SQL and Agile Methodology Scrum, a problem-solving methodology.

"I like to execute new ideas in my work, come up with solutions, and I love engaging with our partners and clients," shares Robson. "My co-workers are awesome. They are truly my family and we have a great team."

When Robson has free time, he enjoys studying Chinese, drawing, painting, hanging out with friends and reading the Harry Potter Saga again! He loves to cook his favorite food "Escondidinho de charque" which is like a Shepherd's pie, but with manioc and jerked beef. He lives with his two four-legged furry ladies, Maggie and Tapioca.

Luccas Vinnicius
since 2016
Creativity and support

"I enjoy sitting down at my desk each morning, hoping to have a very productive day with creative solutions for customers' problems. I wait at the end of the day to look at my list of tasks and be happy with the results of my work. That is very satisfying."

Luccas was born in the small of Colônia Leopoldina in Alagoas, one of twenty-seven states in Brazil. He earned his degrees in Graphic Design and Computer Graphics, with additional courses in photoshop, digital marketing, multimedia and sales. He enjoys creativity and details, having won a brand design contest.

"I like creating visual identities for brands and putting a face on events and places. Coming up with creative solutions for customers is very satisfying."

He met the love of his life at church, became friends, and now they were married in 2018. When he's not with his wife and friends, he enjoys planning house lay-outs, décor for environments, cooking meats and eating seafood.

Thiago Zillinger
since 2016
Creativity and support

"I love the challenge of all of our projects... it pushes me to create designs that communicate the essence of the brands."

Thiago was born and raised in Recife, Pernambuco, Brazil. He graduated with his degree in Graphic Design, and he continues his studies in Interior Design. He and his wife have a son, Benício, born in 2019.

When he is not designing, Thiago can be found modifying his car, playing with his son, reading the Bible, visiting with family and friends and eating his favorite food, lasagna!

Cleydson Aguiar
since 2019
Creativity and support

"I like to plan, but my strongest skill is execution. Working here, I like to create interfaces and new web sites."

Cleydson was born and raised in Recife, Pernambuco, Brazil. He completed his MBA in Communication and Marketing, and Graphic Design. He was married in 2019 to his wonderful wife Williane, which is one of his most important accomplishments.

"I like working as a team, building relationships and creating innovative solutions."

Cleydson likes the Bible and the outdoors, where he walks, reflects on life, composes new songs and exercises. He loves going out with his family and friends to the movies, restaurants and the beach. "What really matters is being with the people I love."

Gabriela Machado
since 2020
Customer Care and Coordinator

"I like things to be organized. That helps me to put my mind at ease. Anything related to organization is a good choice to me - either is in my real life on in the digital side of things."

Born and raised in Recife, Brazil, Gabriela received her Bachelor's degree in Design at the Universidade Federal de Pernambuco. She has a fresh eye for content and enjoys arranging, classifying and cataloging. "Organizing is my venue of conveying my creativity, so sometimes it feels like I have done this my entire life," shares Gabriela. "I also like working with clients, solving problems and helping them learn new ways to look at design and approach content."

Proficient in Portuguese, English and Japanese, languages are one of her strengths. Gabriela is currently designing her new apartment, where she lives with her three cats, Mimi, Mila and Melo, and her collection of over 300 manga and comic books. She loves to cook, especially Japanese, and dreams about one day visiting Japan.

When she isn't working with clients, she can be found shopping, walking, entertaining her three cat babies and playing video games.

Michel Domingos
since 2021
Programming and Support

“I consider my strongest skill to be persistence. I am going to see projects through to conclusion, and I love studying programming.”

Michel was born in Recife, Pernambuco, Brazil, and he lives with his wife Karolay. He enjoys programming to solve challenges and working in a team environment.

In his spare time, he plays the piano, is a fierce table tennis and video game competitor, and going out with his family and friends. If you find him in the kitchen, he is likely to be making pizza!