International Missions

Jim Murphy


Jim Murphy is the founder and president of Vera Cruz Communications. 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. Jim is also the former chairman of the National Service Committee for the Catholic Charismatic Renewal and a member of the International Catholic Charismatic Renewal Service, whose offices are located at the Vatican, in Rome. 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! Jim currently 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.