Behind the Scenes

Except for one part-time employee, the Dharma center is run by a volunteer staff and board.  We are practitioners in these Buddhist traditions who would like to see this space maintained to provide a sanctuary for Buddhist practice in the Bozeman community.

Current Board Members

Ellen Sagmyr – President
Steve Barkley – Vice President, Liaison to the Insight Community
Marilyn Raffensperger
Steve Wallingford – Treasurer

Dharma Center Coordinator

Michãel Palmer

Programming Committee

Karen DeCotis
Reva Parker
Suzanne Colón
Amy Strom

Marketing Committee

Michãel Palmer (Chair) – website, flyers, and event submissions
Suzanne Colón – website support
Taylor Horne, Jason Crosby – flyer posting
Kelsie Helberg – monthly newsletter
Jenny McCune – FaceBook coordinator
Shelly Saunders, advertising & fundraising
Marilyn Raffensperger, marketing support

Finance Committee

Marilyn Raffensperger, Chair
Steve Wallingford – Oversight, Quickbooks
Ellen Sagmyr
Becka Barkley, Bookkeeping

Outreach Committee

Amy Strom, Chair
Ron Davis
Kerry Neal
Elise Strong


Rose Toth
Matthew Regan

Bell Ringers for Drop-In sits

Casey Cassidy (Chair), Genevieve Calmes, Sheila Devitt, Cyndi Fonda, Betsy Fordyce, and more.
Special thanks to each of these volunteers for their long-term service in providing this essential program.

Care, Cleaning and Beautification

Sheila Devitt (Chair), Carol Orlandini
Subs: Kelsie Helberg, Saskia Ewen Fox, Michãel Palmer, Edna Davion

Facilities & Maintenance

Jim Cole, Temperature control, maintenance and trouble-shooting
Carol Carpenter, plant care


Volunteers from the three residential sanghas provide flowers every month!  Thank you so much!


The Bozeman Dharma Center was founded in July 2013 by Mem Schultz, Susan Morgan, Alice Robison and Suzanne Colón. They are grateful to the efforts of Sheila Devitt and many others who held a vision for a designated space for meditation in this community.  Together with the leaders of the Insight Community and the Bozeman Zen Group, they created a shared home for Buddhist practice in Bozeman.

We Run on Generosity!
Many thanks to all who help support the center with time, care, funds and attendance.

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