Irene Zepeda de Murillo was born in the port city of Tela, on the northern Caribbean coast of Honduras.
She grew up and studied in the capital city and was blessed to finish college getting a degree in Business Administration. She accepted Jesus Christ as her Lord and Savior when she was in high school and then joined the Christian Reformed Church of Honduras. Her first job was with the government and she prayed that God would give her the opportunity to serve in a Christian ministry. God answered her prayers and in 1986, she started to work as the executive director of Diaconia Nacional (one of World Renew’s partners). Nine years later, she was called to a new blessing. She started working as a program adviser for World Renew and since 2001, has been serving in the role of Country Consultant. Irene is widowed with three adult children.