Welcome Reverend Noritaka Imada, Michele and Emma
Rev. Noritaka Imada was born in Hiroshima, Japan. Studied Buddhism at Otani University from 2009 to 2013. Then he attended Chuo Bukkyo Gakuin in 2013 to 2014 where he received his certification of Tokudo/Kyoshi. Studied English at Embassy English Long Beach after working as a Buddhist minister in the Jokyoji Buddhist Temple in Hiroshima. In 2018 he participated in the BCA IMOP (International Ministers Overseas Program). Worked as a temporary English guide staff at Tsukiji Hongwanji Buddhist Temple in Tokyo before being assigned to Tri-State/Denver Buddhist Temple in 2019 as BCA minister.
He is married to Michele Tiemi who was born in Sao Paulo, Brazil, moved to Japan at the age of four. She speaks Japanese, Portuguese and English. She loves to dance and used to practice Belly dancing.
They have a three-year old daughter Emma who was born in Tokyo. She loves to play in the park and sing songs. She recently learned the ABC song. Loves to eat udon and anything sweet.