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The Rev. Dr. Graham Standish, PhD, MSW, MDiv, MA
Executive Director

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Graham Standish

Executive Director

 

Graham has served as executive director of Samaritan since November 2011. In addition to overseeing Samaritan's fundraising, clergy and congregational services, administrative, 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.

 

Before his ministry at Calvin, Graham served as a therapist in a pastoral counseling agency, as a drug and alcohol therapist, an intern as a hospital chaplain, and as an associate pastor at a growing church in Murrysville, PA. Graham is an experienced teacher, retreat leader, spiritual director and has a background in individual, marital, and family therapy. Furthermore, he had served on Samaritan’s board of directors as well as on the editorial board of Presence, the journal of Spiritual Directors International. 

 

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.

 

Graham is the author of seven books and numerous articles on the topic of spirituality, spiritual direction and spirituality in congregations. He continues to write articles for national publications and blogs. Graham is an adjunct professor at Pittsburgh Theological Seminary Doctor of Ministry program and Certificate in Spiritual Formation Program, and at Tyndale Theological Seminary in Toronto, Ontario, focusing in the areas of spirituality and congregational leadership. 

 

Graham and his wife Diane are the parents of twin daughters, Erin and Shea. 

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