@tomatohorse, I think what’s hurting you is lack of experience, unfortunately, and that’s the very first thing your portfolio communicates. The very first screen leads with a made-up project (Apple Calendar redesign).
So the very first thing you are communicating to a recruiter is “I have no real-world experience.” They’re likely not getting past this point, not bothering to scroll to see anything else. I have no issue with projects like this, mind you; I think they’re necessary for folks who haven’t had a real-world gig yet. But the fact is there’s a definite bias toward those who are “new” to UX or design.
As such, I’d lead with a real project first if possible (e.g. the Church website).
And for what it’s worth, those animations aren’t doing you any favors either. The screen looks blank at first when I scroll, until other projects “appear.” This will most likely frustrate viewers, who are time-poor. And you run the risk that they won’t load properly, or at all, in some situations.