Rev. Marji Bishir (b-EYE-shur) is an ordained deacon in the North Texas Conference, appointed to the North Texas Conference Ministry Center. She is the Associate Director for the Center for Missional Outreach. The Center has responsibility for two of four of the focus areas of the United Methodist Church, which are Ministry With The Poor and Global Health.
Bishir is an expert on local and international mission and speaks to many groups about a variety of missional topics. Several times a year she teaches a class on how to lead a mission trip. She also taught at the 2010 and 2011 North Texas Conference School of Christian Mission. She has traveled to visit United Methodist mission sites and missionaries in Kenya, Liberia, Cameroon, Zimbabwe, Colombia, Mexico, Haiti, Costa Rica, and Honduras.
Bishir has a Bachelor of Business Administration degree from the McCombs School of Business at the University of Texas at Austin, and a Masters of Christian Ministry degree in Urban Ministry from Perkins School of Theology at Southern Methodist University.
Widowed in 2009, Bishir has two adult children and one child in junior high school. The family worships at Christ UMC in Plano.