N. Graham Standish is the executive director of Samaritan Counseling Guidance Consulting in Sewickley, Pennsylvania. He works with clergy as a spiritual director/coach, facilitating clergy leadership groups and offering training for pastors. Standish is an adjunct professor at Pittsburgh Theological Seminary doctor of ministry program and has taught in its Certificate in Spiritual Formation Program, as well as in Toronto at Tyndale Theological Seminary's doctor of ministry program, focusing in the areas of spirituality and congregational leadership. He is the author of seven books and has contributed to five others.
. . . And the Church Actually Changed: Uncommon Wisdom for Pastors in an Age of Doubt, Division, and Decline arises out of N. Graham Standish's work as a spiritual director and coach to clergy of all denominations and traditions. He draws on insights from counseling, spirituality and spiritual direction, organizational development, and other fields. Each chapter is built around a dialogue between a clergy coach and various clergy clients about significant clergy leadership issues.