Graham grew up in Missoula where he participated in the UCC High School Youth group, taking part in such adventures as ski trips to Lost Trail, Service Project to Seattle, and the challenge of drawing God during a regular youth group session. Sunday evening groups ended with a trip to Gold Smith’s Ice cream, where cones were 95 cents.
In Denver, Graham taught middle and high school biology before changing careers to cooking. Moving back to Missoula in 2007, he worked in several local restaurants before opening his own restaurant in 2013. Graham met his wife Jennie, who wanted to attend church, and after visiting UCC of Missoula, they knew they had found their place. Graham previously served on the UCC Cabinet before becoming Church Administrator in September of 2019.