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).

DR. KENT MATSUDA

President

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.

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BCA EXECUTIVE COMMITTEE

2020-2021

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

TERRI OMORI

President Elect

GLENN INANAGA

Vice President

STEVEN TERUSAKI

Vice President

JEFFERY MATSUOKA

Treasurer

DARLENE BAGSHAW

Secretary

STAFF

REVEREND MICHAEL ENDO

Executive Assistant to the Bishop

GAYLE NOGUCHI

Director of Operations

KEVIN ARAKAKI

Controller

GREGG SERRA

Accounting Assistant

PAMELA MATSUOKA

Administrative Assistant

ALEX TSUKAHARA

Digital Content Assistant

ROBERT MATSUEDA

Facilities Manager

MILES HAMADA

Assistant Facilities Manager

MADELINE KUBO

Bookstore Manager

JON KAWAMOTO

Editor, Wheel of Dharma

CENTER FOR BUDDHIST EDUCATION

REVEREND JERRY HIRANO

Director

JUDY KONO

Program Coordinator

JULIE YUMI HATTA

Program Assistant

KOICHI MIZUSHIMA

Youth Coordinator

CHARLES OZAKI

President

HIDEAKI MIZUNO

Executive Director

MICHIKO INANAGA

Director of Development

AMANDA HAMED

Development Assistant

BCA ENDOWMENT FOUNDATION

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

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