About me

Hi! I'm Father Cathie*
I am an Episcopal priest, ordained for over 20 years. I've served congregations in New York City; Durham, North Carolina; and Wichita, Kansas, and on the staff of the Bishop of North Carolina.

Through it all I have retained my love for the church and serving God and God's people. And I have learned that there's a lot of ways church used to work, that it's not working anymore!

In 2016 I stepped out in faith and launched Free Range Priest, dedicated to helping clergy and congregations navigate the 21st century church - and world - through Creative, Sustainable, and Digital Ministry.

Since then I have worked with hundreds of ministers - clergy and lay, those in congregations and not, from many denominations and none - all with the same question: how do I share the love of God more fully in the world?

Nothing has been more meaningful to me than finding answers to this question.

* why 'Father' Cathie? Find out

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What people say about my work:

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Fr. Cathie has been immensely helpful to me in sorting through the overwhelming possibilities of using technology for my ministry ...
she is a great teacher and problem solver and her boundless energy is inspiring!

Sr. Becky

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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


Rev. Megan

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I have so many new ideas for my ministry! A change of mindset is really important. I appreciate Cathie's willingness to explore and admit that mistakes will happen and not to worry about them but grow from them

Rev. Paula