GPZC Officers and Board of Directors
The stewardship circle responsible for oversight of GPZC as a not-for-profit religious corporation is the administrative circle, The GPZC Board of Directors. The Board of Directors have four regularly scheduled meetings per year online with additional ad hoc interim meetings as needed. Anyone who is a member can be nominated for a board position. Board elections are held in April or May of each year and elected board members serve staggered 3 year terms. While other stewardship circles and Roshi make day to day decisions relevant to their areas of governance, the board is responsible for major decisions impacting the organization as a whole, such as fee structures, COVID policies and major fundraising initiatives. Additionally, GPZC is managed by officers of the organization: the Spiritual Director, President, Vice President, Treasurer and Secretary. All roles are volunteer except for the Spiritual Director, Myoyu Roshi, who receives a salary.
We are deeply grateful for the service of the Board of Directors, who put in many hours of work carefully discussing and thinking through the major decisions facing Great Plains Zen Center. Their insights and expertise are invaluable.