Orthodox Church's mission was to convert the Native population of Alaska
to Orthodox Christianity. In 1907, Shadura was stationed at the Holy Assumption
Orthodox Church in Kenai. Besides his duties there, he traveled to the villages
at Tyonek, Old Knik, New Knik, Susitna, Seldovia and Ninilchik. These seasonal
visits had to be timed so that the Natives would all be back from fish camp
for the winter. An entry in his journal talked about holding service in the
pouring rain because the tiny chapel at new Knik (Eklutna) had no roof; he
was obviously a very dedicated missionary.
The Shadura's retired and moved to Seattle, Washington in 1952. Father Paul
died on 5/5/1956 and his wife Katherine died on 8/23/1957. They are both
buried in the Orthodox Brotherly Cemetery of St. Nicholas in Seattle.