About the Temple

Board of Trustees

The Board of Trustees, a volunteer organization elected by Pledge members of the Sangha (the congregation), supports the minister in managing the business of the temple.

Each of the board’s members serves a two-year term (one-year for appointees) with fiscal responsibility, works on committees that plan and coordinate events, and makes decisions on religious matters. While the board meets monthly as a group on the second Sunday before general service, members of the board are in constant communication with each other and members of the Sangha.

The board works on behalf of the entire Sangha but depends upon your ideas, support and willingness to volunteer to realize these ideas. Each year, all Pledge members are welcome to run for a seat on the board.


2018 Board of Trustees

Kiku Taura – President
Dan Peterson – Vice President
Rich Taura – Treasurer
Joanne Tohei – Rec. Secretary
Joy Zavala – Corr. Secretary
Terry Cichocki – Co-Auditor
Alexander Yu – Co-Auditor
Roger Suekama – BCA Representatve
Steve Arima
Jim Chikaraishi
Lisa Doi
Carl Ichikawa
Jason Matsumoto
Cynthia Mee
Elaine Miyamura
Marcus Moore
Rick Morimoto
Andrew Park
Albert Sora
Tom Yamaguchi


Board of Trustees – Standing Committees

  • Religious Affairs – chair: Roger Suekama
  • Revenue – chair: Rick Morimoto
  • Events Planning – chair: Joy Zavala



  • Advisor to the board: Rev. Ron Miyamura
  • Assistant Treasurer: Jac Cerney
  • Office Manager: Jesse Zavala