Here are the workgroups and committees that keep Red Cedar Zen Community running. Most can be joined without any special training. At any given time some will be actively looking for new members. If you're interested in joining one or in finding out more, please see the contact information below. (Coordinators – please help keep this page current by e-mailing changes to the Volunteer Coordinator, Christopher Patton, at firstname.lastname@example.org.)
Groups open to join – no special training needed
We're always glad to have help with our day-to-day operations. You can read more about what each of these workgroups does here. No special training is needed, though for some, prior expertise may be helpful. Anyone interested in joining one of the groups below should contact the Volunteer Coordinator at email@example.com.
(* = actively seeking new volunteers)
Hall Manager – Scott Allen (coordinator)
Shopper – John Novotny
Bob Penny (coordinator)
Library Workgroup *
Terrill Thompson (coordinator, outgoing)
New members needed!
Treasurer – Bernadette Prinster (coordinator)
Bookkeepr – Ed Wayt
Clerk – John Wiley
Minutes available: Minutes - Finance Committee
Christopher Patton (coordinator)
Website & Technology Workgroup *
Terrill Thompson (coordinator)
Family Promise Workgroup
Judith Koontz (coordinator)
Groups open to join – training involved
People on the doan-ryo list perform roles in the zendo during zazen and services – for instance, timing meditation periods, ringing bells during chanting. Other positions help to keep the zendo running smoothly during weekly programs and special retreats. Volunteers are welcome! Anyone interested in training for one of these positions should contact the ino (zendo coordinator) at firstname.lastname@example.org.
Ino – Hannah Sullivan (coordinator)
Zendo and Programs
Ino (coordinator) – Hannah Sullivan
Altar Chidens (caretakers) – Judith Koontz, Spencer Moore
Flower Chidens – Barbara Johnson, Carrie McCarthy
Tenzo (head cook) – Bob Rose
Saturday Morning Work Leader – Tuli Candela
Friday Hosts – Tim Burnett, Kate McKenna, Judith Koontz
Saturday Hosts – Dave Lynch, Judith Koontz
Registrar – Judith Koontz
Retreat Manager - Wayne Weinschenk
The Board of Directors oversees RCZC's practical operations and aims to include members of diverse ages, genders, and practice backgrounds. Questions about the Board to President Bob Rose email@example.com..
Board of Directors
President – Bob Rose
Vice President – Tuli Candela
Secretary – Hannah Sullivan
Treasurer – Bernadette Prinster
Director-at-Large – Christopher Patton
Some ways to help:
Attend Work Days (1st Saturdays April through October)
Check on cups and water when you're in the building
Seeing a mess, cleaning a mess
Get training on bell ringing, chant leading and timekeeping and join the Doan-ryo pool
Attend Board meetings and consider volunteering for the Board at some point
Just showing up to practice helps the sangha lot!
Red Cedar Zen Community is a 501(c) non-profit organization.