Caleb Shultz, the most recent addition to The Church Online’s programming team, serves as a web developer. His primary role is to update current sites and develop new websites after working one on one with The Church Online’s team of web designers. He ensures each site is unique and exactly what the client imagined. Adding to the great camaraderie at The Church Online, Shultz enjoys conversations with his co-workers, which often end up being about food.
Shultz attended The Art Institute of Pittsburgh, specializing in web design. When he finished his degree, he began creating websites in his spare time. As he noticed his skills growing, he realized he had a natural affinity and talent for web development.
So why web developing? Shultz says he pursued this field because he loves solving problems, which makes Shultz perfect for his position and a great addition to the team. “As a web developer, I typically run into a multitude of challenges throughout the day. This could seem like a drag to some people,” he says. “However, finding solutions that create a good product in a timely manner motivates me. I love the satisfaction that I get when I solve a problem, in particular, when it’s a problem that had me on the brink of giving up.”
Not only does Shultz enjoy being challenged, he thrives in a team environment. At The Church Online, the team is always bouncing ideas off of one another, allowing for a very creative, fun environment. This kind of environment helps Shultz when planning ahead for the creation of a website. “Getting ideas from others is a great way to help you brainstorm ideas of how you want the website to look and function,” he says.
Outside of work, you can find Shultz with his family, enjoying walks and playing games. Although, he doesn’t fully abandon the “building” skills he uses at The Church Online: he also enjoys working on home improvement projects. “We also love traveling,” he says, “Whether it be to visit old friends or to explore new places.”