We are pastors, musicians, and servants from different denominations who work as coaches, spiritual directors, and guides for clergy and churches. We are all committed to helping pastors become healthy leaders and create ministries of meaning and purpose in their congregations.
Worship Leaders: Preachers & Prayers
The Rev. N .Grahm Standish, PhD, MSW, MA
Director of Samaritan's Clergy and Congregational Care Program: Graham is the executive director of Samaritan Counseling, Guidance, Consulting. Prior to that he was the pastor of a growing, nationally studied church for over 22 years, while also helping other churches to overcome decline as an internationally-known speaker, spiritual director, and clergy coach. He has a background as a therapist, seminary professor, and lecturer, and is the author of 8 books on spirituality and congregational transformation, including his most recent, ...And the Church Actually Changed.
Elder Ralph Lowe
Director of Justice Ministries for Pittsburgh Presbytery: Ralph is involved throughout the Pittsburgh area in helping pastors and churches discover how to deal with racial issues and become more aware of minority issues and how to address them both within churches and beyond. He brings experience as an elder who was very involved in helping his home church grow over 24 years, and from the corporate world of understanding organizations.
Worship Leaders: Music & A/V
Music Director for Calvin Presbyterian Church in Zelienople, PA: In addition to being an amazing musician, Bruce is involved conducting and orchestrating community and high school theater, as a judge for the Henry Mancini awards, and as a jazz musician.
The Rev. David Paul
Senior Pastor for Calvin Presbyterian Church in Zelienople, PA: David graduated from Princeton Theological Seminary in the Spring of 2001 and was ordained shortly thereafter just across the PA/OH border in Eastminster Presbytery. Before becoming a second career minister, David was a Masters level therapist. He has a Masters in Counseling Psychology and Community Mental Health from Trinity College, a sister school to University of Vermont, and a Bachelor of Science in Psychology and Biology from Northeastern University in Boston.
Elder Tom Reiber
Audio Visual Specialist at Calvin Presbyterian Church, Zelienople, PA: Tom is a retired educator and attorney. He has been overseeing Calvin Church's A/V ministry for over 10 years.
Technical Director / Accompanist for Calvin Presbyterian Church in Zelienople, PA. He helps setting up the technology for our effort, which we are deeply appreciative of.