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

Wendy Roberts – Acting President
Steve Barkley –  Liaison to the Insight Community
Marilyn Raffensperger – Treasurer
Suzanne Colón – Interim Secretary
Nick Woodward – Liaison to the Thich Nhat Hanh Group
Kerry Neal – Liaison to the Bozeman Zen Group

Dharma Center General Manager

Michãel Palmer

Programming Committee

Karen DeCotis
Suzanne Colón
Amy Strom
Katie Arnold

Marketing Committee

Michãel Palmer (Chair) – website, flyers, and event submissions
Taylor Horne, Jason Crosby – flyer posting
Jenny McCune – FaceBook coordinator
Marilyn Raffensperger, marketing support

Finance Committee

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


Rose Toth
Matthew Regan
Rima Zabian

Bell Ringers for Drop-In sits

Casey Cassidy (Chair), Genevieve Calmes, Nicole Wild, Sheila Devitt, Cyndi Fonda, Beth Renick, 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
Patricia Dewitt, plant care


Volunteers from the 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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