“Standish calls contemporary preachers to a transformational, postmodern, apostolic proclamation for the sake of the nones and dones. He delivers a compelling and inspirational argument for preaching to those who have been and are still walking away from a church that does not speak to them.”
—Laura L. H. Barbins, bishop, Northeast Ohio Synod, Evangelical Lutheran Church in America
Graham is the author of ten books and numerous articles on the topic of spirituality, spiritual direction and spirituality in congregations, including his new book, “Preaching to Those Walking Away,” as well as his 2020 book, “…And the Church Actually Changed,” which is based on his work as a spiritual director and coach for clergy.
Graham Standish joined Samaritan Counseling, Guidance, Consulting in November, 2017 as the Executive Director, as well as Director of their Caring for Clergy and Congregations program and has transformed the organization.
In addition to overseeing Samaritan’s fundraising, clergy and congregational services, financial and clinical operations, Graham presents workshops and provides spiritual direction/coaching to pastors.
Prior to coming to Samaritan, he served for 22 years as the pastor of Calvin Presbyterian Church in Zelienople, PA, where he tripled the size of the congregation and garnered national attention in several studies. One of these studies was done by by Diana Butler-Bass who included Calvin Church in her ground-breaking book, “Christianity for the Rest of Us.”
Graham earned his Ph.D. in formative spirituality from Duquesne University, his Master of Social Work from the University of Pittsburgh, and his Master of Divinity from the Pittsburgh Theological Seminary.
(CHECK OUT Graham’s latest book.)
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