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

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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 is not currently gathering in person for worship and most meetings and gatherings are being 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.

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Bruce Reyes-Chow

Born and raised in Stockon/Sacrament Bruce is a 3rd generation Chinese/Filipino who is deeply committed to the intersection between faith, politics, and social justice. And yes, he is as surprised as anyone that, after living in urban San Francisco for 30 years, he now finds himself the Pastor of an older, mostly white congregation in…

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…

Chyrise King

Chyrise is a native Californian who has spent time living on the East Coast and in the Mid-West. Her career has been a combination of corporate and non-profit work. She has an M.B.A. and a Ph.D. in Organizational Leadership. Her passions are positive workplace culture and leadership. She has presented at national conferences and enjoys coaching…

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…