Church Pension Group releases podcast on Clergy Deployment Trends in the Episcopal Church

Highlights CPG’s continuing efforts to address the changing nature of ministry

Church Pension Group
Posted May 17, 2018

The Church Pension Group (CPG), a financial services organization that serves the Episcopal Church, today released a podcast highlighting its research on Clergy Deployment Trends: Adapting to a New Reality that explores the changing nature of ministry and clergy deployment in the Episcopal Church. The podcast features Dr. Matthew Price, Senior Vice President of Research & Data at CPG, and Anne Hurst, Senior Research Analyst of Research & Data at CPG. Individuals can listen and download the podcast at

“This podcast presents an informative look at our research on clergy deployment trends and offers us a new way of communicating our research for an increasingly busy Church,” said Dr. Price.

The podcast also features commentary from clergy members who discuss the evolving nature of ministry, as well as commentary from Teresa Ghilarducci, a labor economist and nationally-recognized expert in retirement security.

The research included more than 4,000 online survey responses from priests and deacons in good standing who were under 72 years of age. Quantitative findings were supplemented by a series of focus groups that took place in North Carolina, Los Angeles, and Chicago.

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The Church Pension Fund (CPF) is a financial services organization that serves the Episcopal Church. CPF and its affiliated companies, collectively the Church Pension Group (CPG), provide retirement, health, life insurance, and related benefits for its clergy and lay employees. CPG also serves the Episcopal Church by providing property and casualty insurance as well as book and music publishing, including the official worship materials of the Episcopal Church. For more information visit and follow us on Facebook, Twitter, and LinkedIn.

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