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LEADERSHIP

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REVEREND MARVIN HARADA

Bishop

Reverend Harada became BCA Bishop in 2020 as the world faced a remarkable moment in its history: "May we face this challenging time together and may it give us even greater resolve to dedicate ourselves to support our temples and the BCA, so that we can continue to share the Dharma in whatever medium or manner that we can."

Prior to beginning his tenure as Bishop, Reverend Harada served as head minister of Orange County Buddhist Church for 33 years. He received degrees from the University of Oregon and Institute of Buddhist Studies before continuing his education in Japan at Chuo Bukkyo Gakuin Seminary and Ryukoku University (M.A., Shin Buddhist Studies).

STEVEN TERUSAKI

President

Steven Terusaki was installed as the 43rd president of the BCA and takes leadership of the BCA during its 125th anniversary of its founding. Steve’s hope is captured in the 2024 BCA theme, “The Right Time is Now” to recommit and build upon the efforts of our predecessors who devoted their lives to ensuring that the Dharma is available to be heard by all. Through introducing new approaches to leadership and governance Steve is dedicated to a BCA future that builds on their efforts and a future where Shin Buddhism flourishes for all who are touched by the Dharma.

 

Steve was raised at the Buddhist Temple of San Diego and took a leadership position as president of the San Diego Jr. YBA during his youth. After leaving for college and graduate school, Steve relocated to the Bay Area where he has been a long-time member of the Buddhist Church of Oakland. He is a President Emeritus of the Church and continues to serve as a Board Director. Steve is also known for his instrumental music as a temple organist and pianist, playing as a youth in San Diego and now in Oakland and throughout the BCA on request.

 

Steve’s elevation to President comes after many years of leadership service for the Bay District (2009-2011); on Committees of the BCA (2012 to present); as interim Chief Administrative Officer for BCA (2015 to 2017); Director-at-Large; and BCA Vice President (2018-2022).

 

Professionally, Steve is founder & CEO of SEIDO Consulting, LLC, an Executive Leadership Coaching Practice. Before his pivot into coaching he had a 30-year career in architecture-engineering as CEO of a hydrology/environmental restoration engineering firm and Vice President of a global multi-disciplinary architectural design firm. He has degrees from the UC Santa Barbara in Environmental Biology & Asian Studies, a Masters in Landscape Architecture from the University of Michigan; and an MBA from the Haas School of Business at the University of California, Berkeley.

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BCA EXECUTIVE COMMITTEE

2022-2023

BCA is governed by its members, including lay and ministerial representatives from each temple and eight districts throughout the United States. The Executive Committee convenes the National Board semiannually and the National Council annually for legislative and oversight responsibilities.

REVEREND HENRY ADAMS

Ministers Association Chair

GLENN INANAGA

President Elect

BRADLEY MENDA

Vice President

JOHN ARIMA

Vice President

JEFFERY MATSUOKA

Treasurer

DARLENE BAGSHAW

Secretary

STAFF

REVEREND MICHAEL ENDO

Executive Assistant to the Bishop

GAYLE NOGUCHI

Executive Director

KEVIN ARAKAKI

Controller

GREGG SERA

Accounting Assistant

PAMELA MATSUOKA

Assistant Facilities Manager

STEPHANIE FONG

Digital Content Assistant

ROBERT MATSUEDA

Facilities Manager

JON KAWAMOTO

Editor, Wheel of Dharma

Bookstore Manager

MADELINE KUBO

ANGELA BARTOLACCI

Administrative Assistant

CENTER FOR BUDDHIST EDUCATION

REVEREND JERRY HIRANO

Director

JUDY KONO

Program Coordinator

KOICHI MIZUSHIMA

Youth Coordinator & Program Assistant

BCA ENDOWMENT FOUNDATION

BCA Endowment Foundation manages endowments, temple investment accounts, and provides fundraising support for BCA and the Institute of Buddhist Studies.

CHARLES OZAKI

President

HIDEAKI MIZUNO

Executive Director

MICHIKO INANAGA

Director of Development

HITOMI KUWAHARA

Development Associate

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