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MLA Kelvin Goertzen, Steinbach

Lord God, thank You for Kelvin Goertzen. Help him to lead in a way that will honour You and trust in You. Help him to be a leader who loves the things You love. Help him to have a discerning heart, and a wise mind that models Your character. Energize his spirit and body physically and spiritually. Guide him in the way our province should go. In Jesus’ name we pray, amen.

 

Kelvin Goertzen is a lifelong resident of Steinbach and, since 2003, has had the honour of serving as the MLA for the Steinbach constituency. He was re-elected to his fifth term on September 10th, 2019. He serves as the co-chair of the Midwest Canada- U.S. Relations Committee, the largest committee of the Midwest Legislative Committee. He has previously served as the Minister of Health, Seniors and Active Living, the Minister of Education and Training, the Minister of Legislative of Public Affairs and has been the Minister responsible for Immigration. Kelvin also served as the 23rd Premier of Manitoba in the fall of 2021 following the resignation of Brian Pallister. Kelvin is the first person from southeast Manitoba to have served as Premier. During that time, he also served as the Interim Leader of the Manitoba Progressive Conservative Party. Kelvin began his time in the Manitoba Legislature as an Intern in 1996 and is the first Manitoba Legislative Intern to have ultimately served in a provincial Cabinet and become Premier. A graduate of the University of Manitoba, Kelvin has degrees in Economics, Commerce, and Law. From an early age, Kelvin has been active in the community. Prior to entering elected life served as Vice-President of both the Steinbach Arts Council and the Steinbach Food Bank (Helping Hands) and was granted an honorary membership to the South East Rotary Club. His community and provincial service have earned him many awards including the H.O.P.E. Medal of Honour by the Lions Club of Manitoba as well as the Queen Elizabeth II Diamond Jubilee Medal from the Governor General of Canada. Kelvin is married to Kim, also a lifelong Steinbach resident. Their home is made complete with their son Malachi and the family dog, Reagan. They enjoy attending Winnipeg Blue Bomber games in the summer and Winnipeg Jets games in the winter.