Father in Heaven, we thank You for the MLA: Katrine Conroy and her willingness to serve in our government. Please dear Lord give her the strength and wisdom needed to be an effective voice for positive outcomes on issues that come before her. Lord God we ask that she look upward to You and that Your Holy Spirit speaks wisdom in her heart and a peace that comes only from You, Oh God. Thank You Lord Jesus that You know all things and see all things. Lord Jesus please show Your love to her in ways that she recognizes so she will know that you are always at work in her life. Lord we also ask that You give her Your peace even through the storms and Your strength when she is tired. Thank You Jesus Our Lord, the Risen One. We ask all this in Your mighty name. Amen.
Katrine Conroy was elected as the MLA for Kootenay West May 12, 2009. She served as MLA for West Kootenay-Boundary from May 17, 2005 until the riding boundaries were re-drawn.
Katrine serves as opposition critic for Seniors and Long-term Care.
Katrine Conroy has been successful in both community and career endeavors. Katrine has enjoyed successful careers as one of B.C.'s first female Steam Engineers, as an Early Childhood Educator, Administrator and College Instructor, and as a small business person.
Katrine has worked and volunteered in her community as the Executive Director of Kootenay Family Place, Co-Chair of the Castlegar and District Social Planning Council, Treasurer of the Community Futures Board, Hospital Board member, and founding Board member of the Community Social Services Employers Association.
With her husband Ed, Katrine lives in Pass Creek where they run a successful ranch breeding prize winning Polled Hereford cattle. Together they have raised four children, and have five grandchildren.