El Camino Real

Rev. Shinya Goto

The Rev. Shinya Goto, 40, was born in Tokyo, Japan and immigrated to the United States at the age of 12.  He has lived in Southern California, the Bay Area, and Seattle.  

Rev. Goto earned a B.A. in Anthropology from the University of Washington in Seattle, and a M.Div. from the Pacific School of Religion (PSR) in Berkeley. 
Shinya is married to the Rev. Jennifer Goto, pastor of St. Paul's UMC San Jose.  The couple met while studying at PSR and married 14 years ago.  They are the proud parents of two children, a son Dakota who is 12, and a daughter Reina who is six. 


Shinya Goto

District Superintendent for El Camino Real District

Robyn Peterson

Sr. Administrative Assistant for El Camino Real District