Mike Murray currently serves as the vice chairman of the Self-Reliance Services / PEF department of the Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints (see srs.lds.org). This organization provides training, tools, processes and support to help members throughout the world become spiritually and temporally self-reliant, and includes the historic Perpetual Education Fund. In 2015, nearly 250,000 members took part in training programs sponsored by Self-Reliance Services.

Since 2000 Mike has been deeply involved in poverty alleviation and self-reliance related work throughout the developing world.

He served as mission president from 2007-2010 in Philadelphia, Pennsylvania and is currently serving as an Area Seventy in the North America Northwest Area.