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by Jennifer Murphy
Who am I?
Jennifer was born to Archie and Joyce Shurn in South Bend Indiana. Her parents provided a safe Christian home environment to help her grow and thrive. She has 9 siblings (6 sisters and 3 brothers) whom she loves and enjoys spending time. Jennifer began her relationship with God at 12 years of age; although not perfect, she strived to make her life one of purpose.
After high school, she began her college career at Kentucky State University, a Historically Black College and University in Frankfort KY where she was named and featured in Ebony Magazine as Miss Kentucky State University in 1998.
After completing her Bachelor’s degree In Biology at Kentucky State University, she moved back to Indiana where she obtained her Masters of Public Health degree with a concentration in Behavioral Health at Indiana University Purdue University at Indianapolis. She has spent the majority of her professional years serving pregnant and parenting women in various roles through the Marion County Public Health Department.
In 2007, she married Dedrick O. Murphy Sr. and began an exciting journey. In 2009, she and her husband co-founded a not-for-profit called Murphy Mentoring Group, Inc. The community-based social service organization provides life and social skill development to children, youth, and families in Marion and surrounding counties and in the northern part of Indiana.
Her biggest accolades to date are being a wife and a mother of 3 beautiful daughters (Haley, Hannah, and Harper) and 1 handsome son (Dedrick O. Murphy Jr “DJ”). She is a very passionate individual who enjoys serving her family, friends, and those within her community. She has served in various capacities of ministry and now serves in ministry as an intercessor at Living Water Fellowship Church where she has served many years as a leader on the early morning prayer call. She loves volunteering at her children’s schools and giving her children tools to become kingdom-minded.