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Welcomed home: Pastor, family find home at historic Staver church
Pastor Inwha Shon socializes with members of his congregation after the service at Staver St. Peter's United Methodist Church in Clarno Sunday. Shon moved to Wisconsin with his family in August 2013 from Dayton, Ohio, to pastor Clarno Zion and Staver, his first non-Korean churches. (Times photos: Anthony Wahl)
CLARNO - In the rural community of Clarno, next generations often stay close to home, dedicating themselves to their families' lifestyle that includes both the family farm and the community church. It is a tradition that Pastor Inwha Shon was not expecting when he arrived last year to serve the community's two United Methodist churches, Clarno Zion and Staver St. Peter's. Shon said he was "surprised but pleased" to see multiple generations of family members attending church services each Sunday, something that has been ongoing at Staver for 145 years.