Tuesday, November 21, 2017

MLA Mark Docherty, Regina Coronation Park

Lord, today we lift up Mark Docherty to you.  We pray that you will guide him through out this day. Thank you for a lifetime of commitment to bettering the lives of the people of Saskatchewan through so many of his human service roles. Lord, please keep him healthy and strong and able to perform all the duties that he has. In Jesus name, amen.

Mark is the MLA for the constituency of Regina Coronation Park, the area where he was born and spent his early life. First elected to the Saskatchewan legislature in 2011, he was re-elected in 2016.
Mark has worked in many human service roles, including director of Dales House, director of Immigration Settlement, supervisor for Health-Community Care Branch, team leader at the Paul Dojack Youth Centre, and clinical director for Leading Thunderbird Lodge.
He has earned three degrees, including a Bachelor of Science (FNUC), a Bachelor of Human Justice   (U of R) and a Masters of Social Work (U of R). Mark’s interest in education has also led him to teach several courses at the University of Regina and Saskpolytec (SIAST).
He is a founding board member of Street Culture Kids Project Inc. and has served on the board of the North Central Community Association.
Mark has also led a very physically active life representing Saskatchewan at the provincial and national levels in team handball, rugby, and lacrosse. He has competed in triathlons around the world and is a three-time finisher of the Hawaii Ironman Triathlon World Championships.
In 2016, Mark was appointed as Legislative Secretary to the Premier (Immigration and Culture) and is a member of the Standing Committee on Human Services. Prior to this, he served as Saskatchewan's Minister of Parks, Culture and Sport, Minister responsible for the Provincial Capital Commission, and Legislative Secretary for Disability Issues.

Monday, November 20, 2017

MLA Terri Dennis, Canora-Pelly

Lord God, thank you for Terry Dennis.  Grant him the confidence Lord, to step out in faith and become what he is meant to be.  Let him be unapologetic in his love for you, wanting to be a change-maker, a bringer of hope, a bringer of love and grace into the world.  Grant him confidence in you Lord. Amen

Terry Dennis was elected MLA for Canora-Pelly on April 4, 2016.
Terry has been involved in politics at the civic level, as a Mayor and Town Councilor, for over 20 years. He is also the co-owner of Dennis Foods in Canora.  In addition to his busy professional life, Terry has been involved in the community as a volunteer with the Canora Health Foundation, member of the SaskTel Board of Directors, and various coaching and executive positions with Canora Minor Sports.
Terry currently serves Saskatchewan as a member of the Standing Committee on Crown and Central Agencies.  He and his wife Lorri have two daughters and one son.

Friday, November 17, 2017

MLA Dan D'Autremont, Cannington

Dear Lord. Thank you for Dan D’Autremont and the work that you do through him. We pray that you would fill him more with knowledge and depth of insight. May he be a sage of perspective to the younger members. May he have significant contributions to a growing excellence in the entire group. Amen.

Dan was first elected to the Legislature in 1991. He was re-elected in 1995, 1999, 2003, 2007, 2011, and 2016.  In opposition, Dan served as critic for Highways, Education, Energy and Mines, Health, SaskTel, ITO, SLGA and SGI. While critic for the SLGA, Dan also worked closely with the Saskatchewan Indian Gaming Authority and First Nations. He served as the chair of the caucus' Crown Corporations Committee and vice-chair of the legislature's Standing Committee on Crown and Central Agencies.  He has also served as Government House Leader, co-chair of the Legislation and Regulation Review Committee, as a member of the Standing Committee on Crown and Central Agencies, and as a member of the Public Accounts Committee.

For the 27th Legislature, Dan served as Speaker of Legislative Assembly, chair of the Board of Internal Economy, the Privileges Committee, and the House Services Committee. He is currently a member of the Private Bills Committee, and he was previously a member of the Standing Committee on Human Services.
Dan and his late wife Heather have three children. Family, friends, and politics are Dan's top priorities, but he also enjoys hunting, shooting, reading, computers, gaming with his children, and the Air Cadet League.

Thursday, November 16, 2017

MLA Hon Herb Cox, The Battlefords

Lord, we bring Herb Cox before you that you would grant him strength that he would not become weary in serving but would have his strength renewed day by day and you would inspire him to even greater service. Amen

Born in Brandon, Manitoba, Herb graduated with a Bachelor of Arts degree in Economics from Brandon University. After graduation he moved to Saskatchewan and, while employed with a financial institution, worked in Prince Albert, Saskatoon, Lloydminster, Swift Current, and North Battleford.
Prior to entering politics, Herb was a realtor in North Battleford where he served with a number of organizations. Herb served three terms as president of the Battlefords Real Estate Board, four years as president of the Saskatchewan Team Penning Association and two years as president of the Canadian Team Penning Association.
First elected to the Saskatchewan legislature in 2011, Herb was re-elected in the 2016 provincial election.  Herb currently serves Saskatchewan as Minister of Advanced Education. He has also served as Government Whip, Minister of Environment, Minister Responsible for Saskatchewan Water Corporation, and Minister Responsible for Saskatchewan Water Security Agency.
Herb and his wife Linda are proud that their three children – a welder, a chartered accountant, and a pilot – are all living and working in Saskatchewan.

Wednesday, November 15, 2017

MLA Hon Ken Cheveldayoff, Saskatoon Willowgrove

I pray (from Titus 1:8) that you will enjoy having guests in your home, love what is good; live wisely and be just; live a devout and disciplined life and have a strong belief in the trustworthy message you were taught. Then you will be able to encourage others with wholesome teaching and show those who oppose it where they are wrong.

Ken was first elected MLA for Saskatoon Silver Springs in 2003. He was re-elected in the 2007 and 2011 provincial elections. With the changes in provincial boundaries, he was re-elected in 2016 as the MLA for Saskatoon Willowgrove.
Since the Saskatchewan Party formed government, Ken has been responsible for various portfolios including time as Minister of Crown Corporations, Minister of Enterprise, Minister responsible for SaskEnergy, and Minister responsible for Trade.
Ken has served Saskatchewan as Minister of Parks, Culture and Sport, Minister responsible for the Public Service Commission, Minister of First Nations and M├ętis Relations, Minister responsible for Saskatchewan Gaming Corporation, and Minister responsible for Northern Affairs. He has also been Minister of Environment, Minister responsible for Saskatchewan Watershed Authority, and Minister responsible for Saskatchewan Water Corporation.
He was previously a member of the Privileges committee and the House Services committee.  Ken has B.A. (Honours) in Economics and Political Science and a Masters of Business Administration.  Prior to being elected, Ken worked with Western Economic Diversification assisting individual businesses and industries to grow and expand.
Ken and his wife Trish have raised their son Carter and daughter Paige in Saskatoon, and the entire family is very active in several community organizations and activities.