The Rev. N. Graham Standish is the executive director of Samaritan Counseling, Guidance, Consulting in Sewickley, Pennsylvania, where he leads their Caring for Clergy and Congregations program. Before he took on that role, he was senior pastor of Calvin Presbyterian Church in Zelienople, Pennsylvania, as well as working as a therapist and chaplain. Standish has an M.Div. from Pittsburgh Theological Seminary and a master's and Ph.D. from Duquesne University. He is the author of several books, including "...And the Church Actually Changed: Uncommon Wisdom for Pastors in an Age of Doubt, Division and Decline."
The Vital Worship, Vital Preaching Grants Program at the Calvin Institute of Christian Worship is designed to foster, strengthen and sustain well-grounded worship in congregations throughout the U.S. and Canada. Two streams of grants are offered: to teacher-scholars and to worshiping communities.
Grant proposal due date options include October 15, 2023, or February 15 or June 15, 2024.