Born and raised in Steinbach, Kelvin has deep roots in South Eastern Manitoba. Whether helping out on his grandfather's farm in the Pansy/Grunthal area or volunteering at the Mennonite Museum in Steinbach, Kelvin's parents taught him the value of hard work.
In 2007, Kelvin received the HOPE (Helping Other People Everywhere) medal from the Manitoba and Northwestern Ontario Lions Foundation in recognition of his community volunteer activities. In 2012 he was presented with the Queen Elizabeth II Diamond Jubilee Medal.
Since his election to the Manitoba Legislature, he has served in several senior positions for the PC Caucus including Health Critic, Justice Critic and Caucus Whip. Currently, Kelvin is the House Leader and Education Critic for the Progressive Conservative Caucus.
In 2008, Kelvin graduated from the Bowhay Institute for Legislative Leadership Development (BILLD) which is conducted in Madison Wisconsin for emerging leaders in the midwest part of Canada and the United States.
Kelvin enjoys writing and has published several articles including in the Asper Review of International Business and Trade Law. In 2006 he published a book on the life of former Steinbach MLA, Jim Penner, entitled "A Life Well Lived."
In 1997, Kelvin married Kim Hiebert from New Bothwell and have one son Malachi. They have been members of Southland Community Church in Steinbach for the past 15 years.