Next Luncheon

May 7, 2020 11:30 am       Cancelled due to the Coronavirus

Krisanne Vaillancourt Murphy M.T.S

Topic: Hope Over Death: The Catholic Call to Ending the Death Penalty


Krisanne is the Executive Director of Catholic Mobilizing Network. Krisanne is delighted to step into this role with more than twenty years working in national level social justice advocacy.  For more than a decade, Krisanne served as senior church relations staff at Bread for the World, a collective Christian voice urging our nation’s decision makers to end hunger at home and abroad.  Krisanne is co-author of Advocating for Justice: An Evangelical Vision for Transforming Systems and Structures published by Baker Books June 2016. She is also adjunct teaching faculty at Eastern University’s Graduate School of Leadership and Development in St. David’s, Pennsylvania.

Krisanne is invited to speak regularly, including for Catholic Women PreachKrakow in the Capitol, a 2016 World Youth Day event in hosted in the nation’s capital, Theology on Tap and for Love is Our Mission: Poverty, produced by Catholic Apostolate Center, September 2015.

From 2003 to 2005, Krisanne served as the Executive Director of Witness for Peace, a politically independent, faith-based national grassroots organization committed to promoting peace, justice, and non-violence in U.S. foreign policy. In the late 90’s Krisanne was an associate with the Latin America Working Group, one of the nation’s longest standing religious coalitions dedicated to a just foreign policy in the region. She had a special focus on labor rights and corporate responsibility.  In 1994, Krisanne served for a year in a faith-based domestic service program working alongside migrant farmworkers in Woodburn, Oregon.

She has a Master in Theology degree from Boston College (formerly Weston Jesuit School of Theology in Cambridge, Massachusetts).  Krisanne and her husband Jay reside in Washington, DC with their three children.

 National Catholic Pledge to End the Death Penalty: More than 25,000 Catholics and people of faith have already pledged to educate, advocate, and pray for an end to the death penalty. Will you answer the call?