ASc. (Hons.) Agriculture, Jamaica School of Agriculture
Bsc. (Hons,) Agronomy, University of the West Indies, St. Augustine
MBA (course work only) Manchester School of Business, University of Wales (incomplete)
Merle has performed a wide range of duties relating to general administration, financing and accounting; new product development; production efficiency, and, human and resources management for over twenty years in the print and food industries as the Director of Administration/Finance.
She has written several successful business proposals for private companies funded by local banks and the European Union and, as part of a team, produced agricultural proposals for the Government of Jamaica which were funded by international donor agencies including the World Bank.
Notwithstanding, it is her love for the less fortunate that drives her life-long work in ministry. She has merged her love for the culinary arts with serving others, whether homeless persons, Sunday School young adults, or inner-city children.
Merle has two adult Christian, married children, and one grand-baby girl.