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Rev. Dr. N. Graham Standish, M.S.W

I have been pastor of Calvin Presbyterian Church in Zelienople, Pennsylvania since January of 1996.  Prior to coming to Calvin Church, I served as an associate pastor at First Presbyterian Church in Murrysville.  When I came to Calvin Church, I came with a vision to create a church rooted in prayer and a passionate desire to seek and do God’s will in everything.  Over the past 16 years, Calvin Church has more than doubled in size, and has garnered national attention in several studies, including one by Diana Butler-Bass, who included Calvin Church in her groundbreaking book, Christianity for the Rest of Us, which researched churches across the country that are leading Christians to renewal through an emphasis on spirituality and spiritual practices.

I am the author of six books: In God’s Presence: Encountering, Experiencing, and Embracing the Holy in Worship (2010), Humble Leadership (2007), Becoming the Blessed Church (2005), Discovering the Narrow Path (2002), Paradoxes for Living (2001), and Forming Faith in a Hurricane(1998). I have contributed to four others: Living Our Story: Narrative Leadership and Congregational Culture (2010), From Nomads to Pilgrims (2006), Let Us Pray: Reformed Prayers for Christian Worship (2003) and The Dictionary of Christian Spiritual Formation (2003).  I have also written numerous articles in spirituality, spiritual direction, and spirituality in congregations–you can find links to these on my website, www.ngrahamstandish.org, or click here.

I am an adjunct professor at Pittsburgh Theological Seminary Doctor of Ministry program and Certificate in Spiritual Formation Program, focusing in the areas of spirituality and congregational leadership. I have served on the boards of the Samaritan Counseling Center and editorial board of Presence, the journal of Spiritual Directors International.  I am a teacher, retreat leader, spiritual director, and have a background in individual, marital, and family therapy.  My Ph.D. is in formative spirituality from Duquesne University.  My Master of Social Work is from the University of Pittsburgh, and my Master of Divinity is from Pittsburgh Theological Seminary.   Finally, and most important, I am husband of Diane, and the father of twin girls, Erin and Shea.

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Email: Graham’s Email

Phone: Phone: 724-452-7560 x12

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