Jesus, thank-you for MLA Renee, and that she is a source of life to everyone she meets. We ask you to shepherd her in powerful ways in the days ahead. Lead her beside quiet waters of rest and rejuvenation. May she feel her hand in yours through those moments of being “in the ring”. We ask that you would fill her with your Spirit, lavish her with good things, and surround her home and family. In Jesus’ name, Amen!
Renee Merrifield was elected MLA for Kelowna-Mission in 2020 and is the Official Opposition critic for Health. She founded Kelowna’s Troika Developments as a start-up in the late 1990s and grew it into a Western Canadian group of companies, encompassing land, real estate development, construction, service and consulting. With her passion for community benefit, Renee has contributed to philanthropic endeavours and was the chair of the Breakfast Club of Canada from 2019 to 2020. She also serves on various private company boards including First West Credit Union, the First West Foundation and the Junior Achievement BC Board, and sits on the external advisory committee for University of British Columbia Okanagan. She previously served on the Westbank First Nation Economic Development Commission, the Interior Health Authority board and the Premier’s Women’s Economic Council. Renee has been named to Women’s Executive Network’s ‘Top 100 Most Powerful Women in Canada’ from 2017-2019. She holds two master’s degrees, including a MBA from the University of Liverpool.