Jo Rita McMurray holds a Bachelor of Science degree in Nursing from ETSU (1975) and a Masters in Nursing Education from ETSU (2009). She is also certified in Neonatal Intensive Care Nursing. She teaches STABLE, an infant stabilization class and is an NRP instructor. She works part time in the Maternal-Child unit at Indian Path Medical Center.
She is active in Interfaith Hospitality Network and serves on the Congregational Life committee at her home church, Holy Trinity Lutheran Church in Kingsport TN.