Research & Data
By analyzing data on the changing nature of the Church, the Research & Data group helps CPG’s business and corporate units adapt its products and services to the needs of Episcopal clergy and lay employees.
The group uses surveys, focus groups, and data science techniques to gain insights that support CPG’s work in areas such as strategic planning, risk assessment, and program evaluation.
In addition, Research & Data carries out the function of Recorder of Ordinations, an office for which CPG was elected by General Convention. The Recorder maintains ecclesiastical records of all the clergy in The Episcopal Church and is the agency of record regarding clergy status and standing.
Research & Data also collaborates closely with the Executive Office of General Convention by ensuring we have a unified list of congregations for the Parochial Report and by working together on ways to present a comprehensive statistical portrait of the Church.
In our role of Recorder of Ordinations, the Church Pension Group collects data that helps The Episcopal Church gain a clearer understanding of itself.
Matthew Price, PhD, CPG’s Senior Vice President, Research and Data, has joined the Rev. Meghan Froehlich, Director of the Office for Transition Ministry, and the Rev. Dr. Molly James, Deputy Executive Officer of General Convention, in meetings around the Church sparking data-driven discussions about the present and the future of the Church.
2022 Lay Employment and Compensation Across the Church
Learn how lay employee compensation differs by job type, gender, and geography.
Check out resources from the webinar:
Trends in Ministry Webinar: Insights into Episcopal Clergy
What does today’s clergyperson look like? Where do they minister? How much do they earn?
Additional resources from the webinar: Presentation slides
Insights & Ideas
Church Pension Group (CPG) hosts conversations addressing topics of interest to the church — Shareholder Engagement, The Demographics of a Changing Church and Investing for Positive Impact.Learn More
See all reports by CPG's Office of Research and Recorder of Ordinations
Reports on church growth, church facts, parochial reports, community demographics and church leadership