Board of Directors

Board of Directors – Mandate, Responsibilities, Composition, Process, and Relationships to Other Councils

Bylaws
Articles of Incorporation

The board is a key piece of the mandala of organization for Dharma Rain Zen Center. The board’s function is to make sure the temple fulfills its mission statement. The board has fiduciary and legal responsibility for the organization, and so it reviews and approves major expenditures, meets with committee representatives, and considers changes to policies or bylaws. It pays attention to strategic planning for the future function and evolution of the temple, in cooperation with the Dharma Council. The board pays particular attention to the Operations (Yellow and Green) functions of the temple. The board meets monthly, and reserves time at the start of each meeting for members to bring forward concerns they may have about Sangha policies or operations.

If you have a specific concern, feel free to speak to any board member in person, or send email to the entire board at [board at dharma-rain.org].

Strategic Plan

Summary (4pgs)
Condensed version (23pgs)
Full version (62 pgs)

Current members of the Board of Directors are:

  • Kevin Ansui Geoffroy, Chair
  • Michael Dochin Rowell, Vice Chair
  • Valerie Kaishin Kelly, Secretary
  • Linda Hoka Bebernes
  • Julie Shinchi Burtis
  • Gyokuko Carlson, Abbot
  • Jyoshin Clay
  • Polly Gemmon Lauser
  • Kelly McCombs, Corporate Treasurer
  • Joe Shisei Niski, Trustee

Board Meeting Minutes