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; has served as a member of several parish pastoral teams; and has worked in religious education programs, including adult formation programs. Jim also is the former chairman of the National Service Committee for the Catholic Charismatic Renewal, and current president of 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 six-foot cross in an effort of prayer and evangelization. The journey took eighteen months . . . and fourteen pairs of shoes! Jim currently serves as a Renewal Ministries’ 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.