Lots of ministers burn out trying to do ‘everything.’

What if the future of church is about serving only as you are called?

Has your ministry become more stress than joy?

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

Many clergy I serve with find they’re so busy with the ‘stuff’ of church (buildings/budgets/membership/technology) they hardly have time for their own prayer lives, much less devoting more energy into bringing others closer to God.

This causes alienation from their sense of call - their own unique gifts for bearing Good News - and if it goes on too long, they end up burned out. Also, stuck!

Lots of ministers can’t afford to leave behind the salary and benefits that support them, or can’t bear to set aside the ministry they love for other work (or both!).

What do you call a female Episcopal priest?

Imagine being able to serve as you were called without the stress of the declining church system…

Free Range Priest helps clergy and congregations reimagine ministry so they can focus on sharing God’s love within and beyond the congregation without the stress of institutional demands.

Ready to enjoy letting go of ‘have to’ and embracing ‘get to’ when it comes to your ministry?

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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

Find your six-word mission for connecting others with the love of God. Clarifying your call will bring you closer to fulfilling it.

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

Creative Ministry Community

Bring Church to People Community

Join your colleagues in creative ministry for support, encouragement, collaboration, prayer. This is the space for doing and being church in new ways.

Free Range Priest coaching

Digital Ministry Rehab

Rethink and redesign your digital tools and platforms from the ground up - making it easier, less expensive, and more efficient to share Good News.

Digital Ministry Rehab

Virtual Speaking and Retreats

Engaging groups with creative ideas and possibilities for reimagining ministry, without the same ideas from an old system.

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

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Bring Church to People

By Father Cathie Caimano | June 21, 2022

People are no longer coming to church like they used to. The future of church is about bringing it to them.

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Go and Baptize

By Father Cathie Caimano | June 8, 2022

Whatever word we use for it, not being paid for our ministry is not ok.
And it never was.

'Tentmaker, 'Non-Stipendiary', and 'Bi-Vocational'

‘Tentmaker’, ‘Non-Stipendiary’, and ‘Bi-vocational’

By Father Cathie Caimano | June 6, 2022

Whatever word we use for it, not being paid for our ministry is not ok.
And it never was.

2 Minutes of Good News

Good News

Good News: Our job when others hold opinions we think are wrong? Love them.

By Father Cathie Caimano | June 27, 2022

In this reading from Luke, Jesus and the disciples are traveling through a village of the Samaritans, where people didn’t care much for Jesus. His insulted disciples ask Jesus, ‘should we smite them for you?’ Jesus doesn’t just say no, he rebukes them. This is not at all what Jesus wants from his followers. This…

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Good News: it’s faith, not law

By Father Cathie Caimano | June 20, 2022

‘Before faith came, we were imprisoned and guarded under the law.’ Just because it’s a law, doesn’t mean we do it! Killing for example – taking a human life – is both morally and legally wrong. ‘Thou shall not kill’ is a commandment, and murder is illegal in every land. Yet this doesn’t stop us…


Good News: We belong to a holy love triangle

By Father Cathie Caimano | June 13, 2022

Christians believe in the Trinity – Father, Son, and Holy Spirit. One of the best definitions of the Trinity is that it’s a ‘holy love triangle’. It’s a unique part of our faith – God is revealed as one God in three persons. Why is this so important? We’re part of a dynamic faith. And…

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Embrace Abundance guide

Embrace Abundance: How to Get Paid For Your Creative Ministry

In this guide you will learn…

Exact steps for calculating what you should be paid for your service

3 Biblical secrets for overcoming fears around money and ministry

How to serve in multiple places without being overwhelmed