Rev. Tom Gough was born, raised, and educated in Maine. After graduating from Bates College (Theater/Rhetoric),
Penny V. Phillips, MA, MDiv, BCC, retired from her 25-year ministry at the Palo Alto Veterans Hospital
Kristin grew up singing in the First Congregational UCC in Janesville, Wisconsin. After receiving
Maryann Coole grew up attending FCCSJ, was confirmed here in junior high and started helping in the
Cindy has attended First Congregational Church of San Jose Since 1986 and became a member in 1995.
Susan Snook-Luther and Barbara Sunseri are our accompanists. Both are accomplished musicians with
Laurel grew up in Chico and studied German at UC Davis. She met her husband (a fellow Californian)
Kadie Eckhardt grew up attending First Congregational Church of San Jose. She enjoys reading, walking