Goto Receives Bishop Talbert Award


The Rev. Jennifer Goto, pastor of St. Paul's UMC in San Jose was awarded the Bishop Melvin G. Talbert Award during the 2017 session of the California-Nevada Annual Conference.  Goto has served throughout Northern California before being appointed to St. Paul's in July 2012.  She finds Jesus to be her source of joy in life and seeks time to be in God's presence through worship and prayer.  She leads the congregation in worship each Sunday and offers care and leadership to the people of the congregation.  Goto has a passion for campus ministry, so one dream for her leadership is to expand our congregation's connection with San Jose State and the students there.  She serves the church half-time and is also in the ministry role of "mom" to her two children.  Her husband, the Rev. Shinya Goto, serves as pastor of First UMC San Jose.