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Penny Phillips

Penny Phillips

Penny V. Phillips, MA, MDiv, BCC, retired from her 25-year ministry at the Palo Alto Veterans Hospital Hospice and Palliative Care Center in January 2020.  She has been a member, and active choir member, at First Congregational Church of San Jose for 14 years.

Her focus as Minister of Pastoral Care and Connections is to connect with members and friends of the congregation through various paths. She wants to start a Zoom Grief Group, as we all experience grief in this time in many different ways. She also facilitates a brief “What’s Happening?” newsletter for communications with the congregation between the monthly Spire publications.

She was ordained in the United Church of Christ in 1990 and is also a member of the Conference Committee on Ministry, Section B.  She maintains professional certification in the Association of Professional Chaplains and has Specialty Certification in Hospice and Palliative Care. She enjoys travel, reading, and Netflix. She hopes to one day make her own special greeting cards if she can ever organize her “craft room”!