Meet Josh Simmons – Founder and CEO
Josh graduated Cum Laude from Texas A&M University in 2000. While in college, he was formed and shaped by the outstanding ministry of St. Mary’s Catholic Center. After college, Josh served as a youth minister and music minister for 4 years at two different Catholic parishes (from 2001 to 2005).
While working in the Church, he started designing websites on the side in 2003 to generate extra income for his growing family. In 2004, he shifted his focus to website development (online software) and developed many custom applications, including the real-time scoring system for the NBA’s Vegas Summer League (which was eventually taken over by NBA.com).
In 2005, Josh left his position at the parish to pursue website development full-time. In Advent 2005, he released the original version of eCatholic (formerly eCatholicChurches.com) and signed on a few “beta” parishes. In early 2006, eCatholic began to gain momentum and started to spread to parishes around the country. Five years later, eCatholic has become the leader and the largest provider of outstanding Catholic websites in the country.
Josh and his wife Elizabeth were married in 2002 and live in College Station, TX. They are proud parents of 6 beautiful children (one that is now interceding in Heaven). Josh is a basketball fanatic and still trains and plays competitively. He is also an avid golfer and musician.