Lots of clergy 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!).

Father Cathie

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

I help my clients 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?

Follow the 3 Steps to More JOY

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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.

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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.

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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

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Bring Church to People

Designed to make it easy for clergy who want to thrive in ministry - within or beyond the congregation - without stress or overwhelm.

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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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5 Church Words I’m No Longer Using

By Father Cathie Caimano | May 17, 2022

Stewardship. Outreach. Committee. Volunteer. Livestream. At the beginning of the year, I made a resolution for my ministry. I was thinking about reimagining ministry – how so many things about church are not working like they used to. So I decided to reexamine some of the programs and systems that almost every church has, and…

I almost quit ministry

I Almost Quit Ministry

By Father Cathie Caimano | May 10, 2022

I was well-prepared for the church of the 20th Century – and serving in the 21st!

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Clergy Burnout: the Truth our Souls are Telling us

By Father Cathie Caimano | May 2, 2022

Our pain is a warning sign that something is wrong. It’s time to listen.

2 Minutes of Good News

Good News: God calls us beyond what divides us

By Father Cathie Caimano | May 16, 2022

In the Acts of the Apostles we read a story of Peter having a vision and when she sees all sorts of food and hears God’s voice saying, ‘Get up Peter kill and eat.’ As someone has been a vegetarian for about 40 years this is not seem like good news to me at first…

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Good News: We Can Witness to God’s Miracles

By Father Cathie Caimano | May 9, 2022

Miracles are definitely Good News! In the Acts of the Apostles, Tabitha (also known as Dorcas) has died an her friends are mourning. Peter goes up to where she has been laid, he prays, and she rises from the dead! It’s a very early church miracle. And it’s easy to believe that these things only…

miracles: 2 Minutes of Good News

Good News: Conversion is for us all

By Father Cathie Caimano | May 2, 2022

We read the story of Paul (then called Saul) encountering Jesus and being struck blind, then completely amending his life. We don’t all have such dramatic conversion stories! Saul was also a major persecutor of the early Christians. In fact, he was on his way to round up more Christians when he had this life-changing…

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Embrace Abundance guide

Embrace Abundance: How to Get Paid For Your Creative Ministry

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