REVEREND MARVIN HARADA
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).
DR. KENT MATSUDA
Dr. Matsuda began his second term as BCA President in 2020, a year in which most temples were closed to the public but growing digitally: "It is extremely heartwarming and impressive to see our temples take the pandemic and the concept of sheltering in place seriously, and still be able to bring their Sanghas together in an effort to help their members and the community at large."
Along with his contribution of several cheerful gathas to our Shin Buddhist songbook, Dr. Matsuda has held various leadership roles within BCA, including President from 2014-15. He received his M.D. from UC San Francisco and J.D. from UC Hastings College of the Law. Dr. Matsuda is a practicing physician in Santa Rosa.
BCA EXECUTIVE COMMITTEE
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 HARRY BRIDGE
Ministers Association Chair
REVEREND MICHAEL ENDO
Executive Assistant to the Bishop
Director of Operations
Digital Content Assistant
Editor, Wheel of Dharma
CENTER FOR BUDDHIST EDUCATION
REVEREND JERRY HIRANO
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.
Director of Development