‘BEING LAITY IN TODAY'S WORLD !
" WHO WILL BE OUR MESSENGER?"(Isaiah 6:8 )
– Mr. Jim Murphy
Jim Murphy is the founder and president of Vera Cruz Communications. While still a senior in high school, Jim made a decision to surrender the rest of his life to Christ. That decision has had a major impact on every aspect of Jim's life.
He has been involved in youth ministry on parish, diocesan, national and international levels and served as a member of several parish pastoral teams and worked in Religious Education programs including adult formation programs. His jobs have included prospecting in Alaska, working in grocery stores, restaurants, playing in a band, auto repair, salvage diver, charter boat operator, delivery truck driver, and construction. On one occasion he served as a body guard for Mother Theresa. In 1992, inspired by the American Bishops' letter Heritage and Hope, Jim undertook a 4200 mile journey on foot across America, carrying a 6 foot cross in an effort of prayer and evangelization. The journey took 18 months...and 14 pairs of shoes!
In addition to his work with Vera Cruz Communications, Jim is the former chairman of, and currently a consultant to The National Service Committee for the Catholic Charismatic Renewal. He is a former producer of "The Choices We Face", a weekly televison program of Renewal Ministries. He is past Chairman of the Youth Executive Committee for the North American Renewal Service Committee, an ecumenical organization. Jim is currnetly the director of the Leadership Formation for the International Catholic Charismatic Renewal Service (ICCRS), whose offices are located at the Vatican, in Rome. Jim currently works with Renewal Ministries and serves as a Country Coordinator for Mexico, organizing and leading regular mission trips to serve the impoverished in Mexico City.
Jim and his wife Susan live in Western Michigan near Lake Michigan with their son John Patrick.
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