About Us

Presbytery of San Jose LogoThe Presbytery of San Jose, part of the Synod of the Pacific, is located in northern California and serves 32 congregations located in four counties (Santa Clara, Santa Cruz and Monterey and San Benito). Our churches serve over 4,400 members.

Mission and Vision


Called by God as a governing body of the Presbyterian Church (USA), the Presbytery of San Jose exists to serve and be a resource for the health and growth of the Presbyterian congregations within our four counties.


  • To support our congregations in reaching out to all people in the name of Jesus Christ
  • To challenge a diverse community to hold fast to the foundations of our faith
  • To build a diverse community unified by the unique gifts of the Holy Spirit for the great work of the church.

We call upon God’s grace and help to fulfill this vision.

Our Symbol

The Monarch butterfly, simple and gentle; bold and beautiful, is the symbol of the Presbytery of San Jose. To us, the monarch butterfly represents transformation, resurrection, and the beauty and amazing complexity of God’s creation. Santa Cruz and the Monterey peninsula are within our Presbytery and the winter home of the migrating Monarchs.