Monday, October 16, 2017

MLA Hon Lyle Stewart, Lumsden-Morse

Honour the Lord with your wealth and with the best part of everything you produce. Then he will fill your barns with grain and your vats will overflow with good wine. Prov 3:8-9.  Lord bless Hon. Lyle Stewart today as he carries out his duties as an MLA.

Lyle Stewart was born and raised near Pense, Saskatchewan where he continues to farm and ranch with his wife Linda and son Lee.
Lyle was one of the first members in the Saskatchewan Party and was elected to the Legislative Assembly as the MLA for Thunder Creek in 1999. He was re-elected in 2003, 2007, 2011, and 2016.
During his two terms in opposition, Lyle served as the interim leader of the party, as well as the critic for Agriculture, Economic Development, and Industry and Resources.
After the Saskatchewan Party formed government in 2007, Lyle served as the Minister for Enterprise and Innovation, chair of the legislature's Standing Committee on the Economy, a member of the caucus' policy committee on the economy, and the province's Treasury Board.  On May 25, 2012, Premier Brad Wall appointed Lyle as the Minister of Agriculture and Minister responsible for Saskatchewan Crop Insurance Corporation.
Lyle and his wife Linda have three grown children and six grandchildren.

Friday, October 13, 2017

MLA Warren Steinley, Regina Walsh Acres

God thank you for MLA Warren Steinley and the gifts and strengths that he brings to the province of Saskatchewan.  As he prepares for the fall may he be refreshed and renewed with innovative ideas and strategies in his riding.  Bless his family with peace and joy in all they set out to do this fall.  We pray these requests in Your precious Name, Amen.

Warren Steinley was first elected in the constituency of Regina Walsh Acres in 2011. He was re-elected in 2016.
Warren grew up on a dairy farm near Rush Lake, Saskatchewan, and graduated with an Honours degree in Political Science from the University of Regina where he also co-founded the local Saskatchewan Party Campus Club.
After university, Warren completed an internship with the federal agriculture minister in Ottawa and then worked in the office of the Minister of Western Economic Diversification. Warren worked in the Saskatchewan public service within the Ministry of Executive Council as a Researcher. His last position before being elected was director of research for the government caucus.
In addition to his regular duties as MLA, Warren was elected Deputy Caucus Chair in July of 2014. Warren currently sits on the Assembly’s Private Bills Committee, the Intergovernmental Affairs and Justice Committee, and the caucus New Ideas Committee. He is also co-chair of the caucus Legislation and Regulation Review Committee and a member of the caucus Management Committee.
Warren and his wife Larissa have two young children, Nickson and Claire.­­

Thursday, October 12, 2017

MLA Doug Steele, Cypress Hills

Lord, give Mr. Steele the unwavering call to do justice.  Let him hear you calling to defend the cause of the fatherless and the widow. To love the foreigner residing among us.  To provide for the hungry, thirsty, and naked. To love our enemy. May your Spirit fill Mr Steele with hope. Remind him that we are good enough for you,so that in all things, he will follow your will,and take up the call to do justice, to love mercy, and to walk humbly with you.

From manager of a local elevator to the Marketing Manager of an inland terminal, Doug worked in the grain industry for 19 years. He served on numerous committees in southwest Saskatchewan including the Southwest Municipal Government committee and the Southwest Area Transportation committee.
Doug was Chair of the Crown Lands Appeal Board and, over the years, has served on the Nuclear Waste Management Organization, sat on the SaskDocs (Physician Recruitment) committee, Rural Economic Development committee, MREP (Municipal Roads for the Economy Program) committee, and many other SARM-appointed committees.
Doug was awarded the Saskatchewan Centennial Medal in 2005 and the Queen Elizabeth II Diamond Jubilee Medal in 2012.  Doug was elected MLA for Cypress Hills in the April 2016 provincial election. He currently serves Saskatchewan as a member of the Standing Committee on Intergovernmental Affairs and Justice, and he was previously a member of the Standing Committee on the Economy.
Doug and his wife Phyllis own and operate a fourth-generation family farm and have three grown children and two grandchildren.

Wednesday, October 11, 2017

MLA Cathy Sproule, Saskatoon Nutana

Dear Lord. Thank you for Cathy Sproule and her heart for Saskatchewan people. We ask for your voice in her life. Even in the times she may not sense a divine guidance, may you quietly speak to her conscience and creative side. May she be a conduit for love and dignity to all that she encounters. Amen.

Cathy Sproule was elected to represent the constituency of Saskatoon Nutana in 2011 and 2016.
Born and raised on a farm in southern Saskatchewan, Cathy Sproule worked as a lawyer for the federal government as an aboriginal law specialist prior to being elected.
Cathy co-founded the Ness Creek Music Festival in 1991, and the Northern Lights Bluegrass and Old Tyme Music Festival in 2006. She organizes music workshops, dances, and concerts around the province to keep a part of Saskatchewan's history alive. She is an accomplished fiddle player, and the house accompanist for the Saskatoon Fiddle Orchestra.
Cathy is bilingual and holds bachelor degrees in Education, Law, and Arts from the University of Saskatchewan. She co-owns Ness Core Ventures, a small business that operates the Nesslin Lake Campgrounds and the Ness Creek Site.  Cathy has two sons.