The Rev. Can. Dr. Samira Page
Mother Samira was born and raised in Iran as a Muslim. She and her family fled Iran due to persecution and obtained political asylum status in the U.S. Mother Samira converted to Christianity.
She earned her Master of Divinity and doctorate in Missional Church Studies from Perkins School of Theology at Southern Methodist University. She has committed her life to bring the hope and love of Christ to those whose hope, dignity, and humanity have been taken away by oppressive governments and circumstances.
She is the author of Who Is My Neighbor and co-author and co-editor of No Longer Strangers: Transforming Evangelism with Immigrant Communities. She frequently speaks nationally and locally at conferences, churches and other venues on issues of interfaith relations, Islam and Christianity. She is also the Founder and Executive Director of Gateway of Grace Ministries and a church planter.
Mother Samira and her husband, Dennis, have four adult children and enjoy gardening and exploring restaurants in the area.