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Contact Us

First Presbyterian Church of Palo Alto
1140 Cowper St.
Palo Alto, CA 94301-3217

General Email: info@fprespa.org

Phone: 650-325-5659

NOTE: You can read our complete statement here, but in short, out of an abundance of caution and care for our congregation and the surrounding Palo Alto community, First Presbyterian Church will not be gathering in person until 2021 and all in-person church meetings and gatherings will be held online.

Though the physical office is currently closed, staff are working remotely. Please contact staff members by email or phone using the contact info listed below.

Bruce Reyes-Chow

Bruce has been a Presbyterian Pastor for over 23 years serving a diversity of congregations in the San Francisco Bay Area. A 3rd generation Chinese/Filipino, in 2008 he was the youngest person ever elected as Moderator of the General Assembly of the Presbyterian Church (USA). In addition to his life as a pastor, Bruce has…

Andy Chislett

Originally from England, Andrew Chislett moved to the United States at the age of sixteen. He holds a doctorate in music in organ performance and literature from Indiana University’s Jacob School of Music, where his principal organ teachers were Marilyn Keiser and Christopher Young. Andrew previously studied organ in Seattle with J. Melvin Butler. He…

Catherine Clover

Catherine was born and raised on the Peninsula, attended Burlingame High School and graduated from Mt. Holyoke with a degree in French and International Studies.  Her interest in medieval history began at an early age, and this eventually led her to complete her doctoral degree from Trinity College, Oxford, on the fortifications of English Gascony at the…

Javier Hernandez

Javier was born in Veracruz, Mexico. His family was very poor, so he was only able to go to school until he was 13 years old.  That year he was given his first pair of shoes so that he could work with the grownups.  In the mornings he worked for their bosses and in the…