Marner Saw, Family Assister & Elders Program Coordinator
Marner Saw was born in Burma in 1970. While in the refugee camp, he graduated from Kawmoorah High School, taught at Ahmoe Mission School, worked with a Thai missionary and wrote Karen newsletters. In March 2005, Marner moved to Minnesota with his family. For five years Marner was a volunteer with the Karen Community of Minnesota (KCM) serving in the roles of Superintendent, Treasurer, and Secretary. Marner worked hard during the process of establishing Karen Organization of Minnesota (KOM) as a 501(c)(3) nonprofit. After that, he became a Social Services Coordinator at KOM, specializing in assisting clients with immigration services. As of October, 2019, Marner transitioned into a new role at KOM as a Family Assister helping new arrivals, and as the Elders Program Coordinator. His mission is to serve Karen people and celebrate Karen culture.