Free Range Priest

Be the Change for Ministry

We all know it's time to be church in new ways.

Institutions don't change. People do.

Hi! I'm Cathie Caimano (‘Fr. Cathie’).

I talk with ministers every day, and most of them are frustrated, exhausted, and scared.

They can't keep doing the same thing and expect the church to stop declining.

Most of them have lots of ideas of how to do it better - bring Good News to more people in ways that are sustainable, joyful, and faithful.

But lots of great ideas are met with: 'we can't do that.'

Free Range Priest was born from the idea that with God, nothing is impossible. Especially sharing God's love in a world that desperately needs it.

How do I know? I'm an Episcopal priest, ordained for over 20 years, and I've served four congregations across the US and on the staff of the (then) Bishop of North Carolina (you might have heard of him!)

Since January 2016 I've been coaching, consulting, teaching and non-stop dreaming about how to thrive in ministry in the digital age.

I've heard a lot of 'we can't'! But lately it feels like a lot of 'why don't we...' when it comes to sharing more Good News.

What do you call a female Episcopal priest?

Ready to enjoy letting go of ‘can't’ and embracing ‘let's try’ when it comes to your ministry?

Follow the 3 Steps to More Possible

Ministry Joy Free Range Priest

Do Less

Stop doing everything. Stop being ‘in charge.’ Find more peace in your own spiritual life as you reconnect with what’s most important.

What do you call a female priest?

Love More

Let ministry be your focus, not administration. Focus on ministry content and share it within and beyond the congregation.

Digital Ministry joy

Embrace Abundance

Reimagine getting paid for your ministry. Letting go of fear that money isn’t ‘spiritual’ will help you see new paths towards sustainability.

Free Range Priest Helps You Rediscover the
Joy of Ministry

Free Range Priest Helps You Rediscover the Joy of Ministry

Spiritual Practices for Ministry Innovators

Hearts on Fire: Spiritual Practices for Ministry Innovators

We're creating a new church for a new world!

Join this online community to become empowered spiritually, technologically, and financially as you discern, design, innovate, and launch your ministry in one place.

Gain support, clarity and courage as you answer God's call as a ministry pioneer through practice in a learning community and space.

Some Of The Joy We’ve Helped Ministers Find

Fr. Cathie has been immensely helpful to me in sorting through the overwhelming possibilities of using technology for my coaching and consulting ministry.

The Rev. Becky Swanson

Not Fainthearted Coaching

Fr. Cathie understands I’m called to be a minister in an emerging context but not a marketing or small business expert. She meets me where I am with sustainable solutions.

The Rev. Sarah D. Hollar

Being, Becoming Beloved Ministries

Fr. Cathie provided our community an opportunity to discern how God is calling us away from what is no longer practical and into new life, proclaiming the Good News in vibrant new ways!

The Rev. Peter Faass

Rector Christ Episcopal Church Shaker Heights, OH

Recent Articles

Free Range Priest

Top Ten Ministry Moments 2022

By Father Cathie Caimano | December 29, 2022

2022 was an exciting year for ministry innovation, and for being a Free Range Priest.

Free Range Priest

Small church Christmas

By Father Cathie Caimano | December 21, 2022

We have nothing in common. Except the most important thing.

the longest night

Joy as protest

By Father Cathie Caimano | December 12, 2022

Praying for snow is more than fun. It’s my insistence on joy, even in the darkest season.

Blog signup: reflections on the future of church

Sign up to get weekly thoughts and inspiration right to your email inbox.

Let's Connect!