Rev. Kyoki Roberts

Rev. Kyoki Roberts serves on the Executive Team and Advisory Board of An Olive Branch. She is our lead mediator as well as our intake person. Kyoki is the Head Priest of the Zen Center of Pittsburgh, a Soto Zen Buddhist temple.

  • Kyoki has been mediating disputes and facilitating non-profit boards for more than 25 years. She has offered her Difficult Conversations workshop across the country.
  • She recently retired as vice-chair of the Soto Zen Buddhist Association, but continues to serve as the chair of the Ethics Committee and is the lead author of the SZBA Ethics and Code of Conduct document.
  • She was a mediator and trainer for the State of Nebraska and Interchurch Ministries of Nebraska for 10 years.
  • Kyoki is certified in church, business, farmer/creditor, family, interpersonal, transformative, community, restorative justice, and multi-cultural mediations.
  • She holds a Bachelor of Science degree in Animal Science/Biochemistry from Colorado State University.
  • Kyoki pursued Zen Buddhist training in Nebraska, Minnesota, California, and Japan. She is certified to teach by the Soto Shu of Japan.