Graham Standish

Graham Standish is the executive director of Samaritan Counseling, Guidance, Consulting that provides services to Greater Pittsburgh. He also directs the organization's Caring for Clergy and Congregations program. He has been an adjunct professor at Pittsburgh Theological Seminary and Tyndale Theological Seminary as well as the pastor, for 22 years, the pastor of Calvin Presbyterian Church in Zelienople, Pennsylvania. He was written several books,most recently Preaching to Those Walking Away (Fortress Press, 2022), available on Cokesbury and Amazon. More information is available on

Leading Ideas WHY?

Healthy churches know why they do what they do, says pastor and author Graham Standish. When what we do is based on a clear why,…