the Future of Church

the Future is Creative

  • Fewer congregations can afford clergy salaries
  • Clergy 'faith practitioners' serve multiple small congregations, communities, individuals
  • 'Virtual pastors' and 'online priests' reach more people with Good News
  • Share your true gifts for ministry with those who need them most

the Future is Sustainable

  • Congregations pay hourly for clergy services
  • Clergy act as consultants for the core community of Entrepreneurial Evangelists
  • Congregations have small core members (EE's) and many more virtual subscribers
  • Clergy get paid by multiple communities/individuals for one full-time vocation (no more 'bi-vocational')

the Future is Digital

  • Online ministry is here to stay!
  • Learn church technology for more effective ministry and further reach with Good News
  • Serve your ordained ministry online with congregations near and far - and re-think what congregational membership means
  • Translate liturgy, prayer, formation and fellowship from one platform (buildings) to another (website, social media, video)

the Future is Ministry

  • Bear the Scripture, sacraments, and tradition of the Christian faith into a world that needs them
  • Bring the Good News of God's love to more people
  • Discern your gifts for ministry and how to most effectively share them
  • Provide spiritual care, formation, encouragement and support to disciples and seekers in more places and ways

Let's Talk about Creative Ministry

I'm Father Cathie Caimano*

And I am your Free Range Priest

I have been an Episcopal priest for 20 years, and I have seen the institutional church - which I love - struggle to adapt in the 21st century

After a decade serving in congregations, and 5 years serving on a denominational leadership level, I felt called to walk alongside clergy and congregations as we find new ways of serving the church in the digital world - a world where most people no longer belong to traditional Christian congregations. 

I am passionate about sharing the Good News of God's love for everyone, and I am tireless in encouraging my fellow ministers to take bold steps into the adventurous future.  

* why 'Father Cathie'? Click HERE to find out! 



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You can do it!

Whether it is a new Digital Ministry tool,
serving Sustainable Part-time Ministry,
or stepping out into a new Creative Ministry,

Free Range Priest is here with
experience, encouragement, and enthusiasm.
20 years of ordination and 4 years of building my own ministry has given me insight and skill
I would love to share with you.

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Digital Ministry Audit

Ready to reach more people with Good News?

Most congregations and other ministries are already using
Digital Ministry - live streaming services, updating websites, sending newsletters via email, etc.
Now is the time to assess what is working best for your community, and how to make your Digital Ministry more effective, sustainable, and - most importantly - reach more people with the
Good News of God's love.
Free Range Priest can help with a careful look into what you're already doing, and a skillful analysis of how to make it better.

Create your own Digital Ministry Roadmap

Digital Ministry: Translating Church

New Online Course!
'Zoom church', live streaming,
pre-recording, low tech/high tech.
Where do we go from here
with technology and ministry? and why?

Learn to think about the
digital space as space - and how we make it a holy place to share the love of God.
It's about tech skills -
and using them to bear
Good News
into a world that really needs it.

Interactive Website Design

Is your website stuck in the 20th Century?

Now is the time to have
a clean, clear, easily updated website,
to share worship, evangelism, updated information
Good News with all who follow Jesus with you.

Create a
Digital Sanctuary
for those seeking a deeper relationship withGod.
Free Range Priest can quickly design, build, and host the website you need for today's ministry.

The top 10 reasons to become a
​Free Range Priest

  •  The world has changed in an instant. That’s not all bad news.

     The church has become relevant again, after decades of steep decline.

     It’s up to us to grab this moment to bring peace, joy, hope and love into people’s lives, and the world.

     Traditional, institutional church structures aren’t built for this (they’ve been outdated for about 30 years).

     There’s never been a better time to re-think your ministry as that of a ‘clergy consultant’ or a ‘faith practitioner’, and bring it directly to individuals and communities

     You can get paid to be a full-time Creative Minister (or half-time creative/half-time congregational, or other combos)

     All you need is some guidance, encouragement, and a few tech skills

     And a lot of faith and courage

     And you can serve the ministry you are truly called to

     Doesn’t it sound like fun?

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What Creative Ministers are saying...  

the Rev. Megan Anderson Meganourishing 

"As one with extensive experience, insight, and skill in nurturing creative ministries, Cathie is masterful at listening and offering accessible action steps to launch ministries from scratch."

the Rev. Callie Swanlund The Epiphany Space 

"I am grateful to Cathie for seeing my call, for helping me claim it, and for gathering a group of strong and creative priests to walk this way together."

the Rev. Sarah Hollar
Being, Becoming, Beloved

"Experience, Encouragement, Accessibility, qualities she brings to the exploration and building of your new ministry, your next holy call.”