On January 10, 2010, at Rissho Kosei-kai Dharma Center of Okalahoma, a ceremony was held to honor Reverend Yasuko Hildebrand, and to inaugurate Reverend Kris Ladusau as the new minister. The ceremony was attended by 80 participants that morning.
The ceremony began with the reciting of the Lotus Sutra; followed by a speech by Reverend Kotaro Suzuki, the Chairperson of Rissho Kosei-kai International of North America. He expressed his appreciation of Reverend Yasuko, who is retiring; and his joy in witnessing the successful transition to U.S.-born minister Reverend Kris.
Reverend Yasuko then expressed her sincerest appreciation to the congregation, and also her deepest thanks to her husband Harry. She is very proud of her successor for whom she has high expectations of sharing the Dharma with her fellow Americans. Reverend Yasuko is requested the congregation's continued support of Reverend Kris.
On behalf of the Oklahoma Sangha, Kim Miller expressed their words of appreciation to Reverend Yasuko.