On Sunday March 17th our congregation called the Reverend Bruce Reyes-Chow to be the next Pastor of First Presbyterian Church of Palo Alto, beginning on April 1, 2019. 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 also been a consultant, coach, podcaster, national speaker, and writer on issues of faith, technology, race, parenting, and technology. He is the author of four books and is deeply committed to the intersection between faith and social justice. Bruce and his wife, Robin Pugh, have raised three daughters in San Francisco, as well as several canines.
We enthusiastically welcome Bruce, who will be teaming with our Associate Pastor Rev. Annanda Barclay to bring new vitality to our community of faith and its ministry.