June 30, 2016

Partly sunny

South Korean church hosts open house

A New York-based South Korean Christian church is hosting an open house at 5 p.m. today at its new seminary in the former Seville Elementary School.

The event will feature performances by the Cloverleaf High Swing Choir, the Seville Presbyterian Church’s Joyful Handbell Choir and a chamber music trio.

A Korean-style barbecue dinner will follow the entertainment.

Guest speakers include Seville Mayor Gene Sulzener, Medina County Commissioner Stephen D. Hambley, county Common Pleas Judge James L. Kimbler and Richard Detwiler, a local historian who attended Seville Elementary School.

Juyoung Joanna Choi, president of the Nyskc Foundation, and her sister, Jinyoung Choi, purchased the school, 24 E. Main St., in September for $70,000 and expect to spend at least $100,000 renovating the building for use as a seminary.

The sisters’ father, the Rev. Goshen Choi, is pastor of the church in Sunnyside, Queens, N.Y., and founder of Nyskc World Mission, with eight affiliates in the U.S. and missions in nine counties.

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