Hanshi Richard Buchan – Pastor

Pastor at  “A Gathering Place Church”Northumberland Ontario Canada.

The Bible assures us that pastors exist to shepherd God’s people in local churches until Christ returns (1 Peter 5:1-5).  Yeshua Ryu International Ministry is a safe place to call home. A place where everyone is welcome. A place to find the Lord and walk in His Grace – A place to come together to recognize one body of Christ”.

Maribel Buchan – Spiritual Life Coach

1 John 2 tells us, Christians must be in the world but not of it. That means we think differently, act differently, and our life’s focus comes from a biblical and eternal perspective. A Christian life coach helps to refocus and align our purpose with biblical teaching.

Sempai Chris Walsh


Canadian Director

Our Canadian Director Chris Walsh facilitates a close working relationship between people and  organizations to join us in our  vision. – 1 Corinthians 14:26 “What then, brothers? When you come together, each one has a hymn, a lesson, a revelation, a tongue, or an interpretation. Let all things be done for building up”.

Sempai Shawn  & Sempai Kayla




Canadian Regional Directors

Christian counseling  works through the seeking of God’s will in an individual’s life. 1. Proverbs 11:14 “A nation falls through a lack of guidance, but victory comes through the counsel of many”.

Sempai Joshua Sibley is a dedicated youth pastor serving the Lord through the Yeshua Ryu International Ministry. Joshua leads youth into a relationship with Christ through Christs example and teachings. Joshua is an instructor at the International Hombu  Dojo in Castleton Ontario Canada.

Youth Pastor Sempai Joshua Sibley

International Directors




Sensei Leonardo Hernandez