1140 Cowper St Palo Alto CA 94301 Sundays at 8:30am and 10:30am

Members of Session



Presbyterian congregations elect “Elders” who, with pastors, are chosen to strengthen and nurture the congregation’s faith and life.  Collectively, they constitute the church “Session.” Most Elders also chair a group of congregants working on a specific ministry within the church.  Here are the current members of Session and the ministries for which they provide leadership. 

Bear Ride (Transitional Pastor) Moderator
Annanda Barclay (Associate Pastor)
David Leith Clerk of Session
Scott Brenneman Staff Relations Ministry
Margaret Ann Fidler Care & Compassion Ministry
Evan Hughes Communal Education Ministry
Paul Jones Facilities & Stewardship Ministry
Pat Kinney Social Justice Ministry
Lela Noble Communications Ministry
Susan Phinney Silver Finance Ministry
Mary Alice Thornton Outreach & Membership Ministry
Evelyn Wong Nominating Committee
Alyson Melzer Worship and Music Ministry


If you need to contact any of these church officers, please call the church office at 650-325-5659, ext. 100, or email info@fprespa.org.