Sponsored by First United Methodist Church, the Soun family arrived in the United States as refugees from Cambodia in 1986. The family was composed of Soeun, Say Long, and their two children, San and Sar. Soeun has one grandson, Xavier.
Soeun has worked at the church since his arrival and was honored in 2011 for 25 years of dedicated service. He received his United States citizenship in 2012.