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!
You can do it!
Technology can seem overwhelming -
there are SO many platforms and products out there.
And we need what works best for ministry -
how are we the most effective pastors, priests, preachers, proclaimers, especially in this trying time?
One step at time!
You can learn one new skill today that will help you use technology to serve the church
Church / Technology
Now is the time to have a clean, clear, easily updated website, to share worship, evangelism, updated information and Good News with all who follow Jesus with you.
Free Range Priest can quickly design, build, and host the website you need for today's ministry.
New Online Course!
Free Range Priest ministry is a small but powerful
shift in thinking, from the idea that
most clergy get paid a salary to be
'in charge’ of a congregation, whether full or part-time,
to the idea that clergy have our own ministries
(like doctors have specialties),
and serve on contract with congregations, denominations,
or individuals, online or in-person.
This course helps you get started thinking
like a Free Range Priest,
and helps you create a roadmap for your own Creative Ministry.
Need Help fast?
Every Friday at 3:30pm Eastern,
join Free Range Priest for online office hours.
Only $10 - ask any tech question, go over any set up, or talk pastoral care!
Free Range Priest is here for you.
"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."
"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."
"Father Cathie is a patient and able teacher, an encouraging and challenging coach, and always gets the job done well an on time. You will be blessed to receive her guidance!"