Joshin Bryan Byrnes
Joshin Brian Byrnes serves as Upaya's Vice Abbot and President. He came to Upaya in 2009 from the San Francisco Bay Area. He was ordained as a novice priest by Roshi Joan in 2012 and became a Dharma Holder in 2014. Before coming to Upaya, Joshin served as President and CEO of the Santa Fe Community Foundation, and worked for most of his career to now in the AIDS epidemic and leading a variety social change and community philanthropy organisations.