Thursday, May 29, 2014


Today we ask You Lord to pour out Your blessings on MLA: Greg Ottenbreit. We ask You to Continue to guide him through his duties and leadership within the Saskatchewan Party. May You provide him with a discerning spirit as he carries out his government duties. We also pray for protection on his family and that You will continue to keep them close. We ask all this in Jesus' name. Amen.

Greg was first elected as the MLA for Yorkton in the 2007 provincial election and was re-elected in 2011. Born in Regina, Greg has lived in Yorkton for most of his life, and has always been involved in his community. Prior to being elected, Greg owned and operated Ottenbreit Waste Systems, a private environmental and waste disposal business.

Greg has been married to his high school sweetheart, Leone, for over 26 years, and has two daughters, Katelin and Rayanne. In 1998, the couple started Brayden Ottenbreit Close Cuts for Cancer, an event that encourages volunteers to shave their head to raise money for cancer research and local initiatives. The charity, which has raised almost $700,000, is named in honour of their son Brayden who lost his battle with cancer in 2000 at age 5.

Greg and Leone received the Saskatchewan Centennial Medal in 2005 for their community involvement and volunteerism. Greg was recognized in 2012 with the Hal Rogers Fellow Award, the highest honour presented by the Kinsmen of Canada.

Greg has served as the Legislative Secretary to the Minister of Social Services, Community Based Organizations initiative and as Legislative Secretary to the Minister of Environment, Recycling. In June 2010, he was appointed as Legislative Secretary to the Premier for Vulnerable Youth. Greg has served as Chair of the caucus' standing policy committee on human services and the Chair of the legislature's Standing Committee on Human Services. He has served as Deputy Government Whip and was appointed as Whip in May of 2012.

Wednesday, May 28, 2014


Father thank you for MLA: Honorable Rob Norris and his willingness to serve in the Saskatchewan legislature.  Bless his family as he is busy with work and travel.  Watch over him as he makes decisions for the betterment of this province. Amen.

Rob Norris was born in Edmonton, Alberta, raised in Red Deer, and completed post-secondary education in both Alberta and Saskatchewan. He moved to Saskatchewan in 1994.
From 1997 to 1999, he served as a Legislative Assistant within the Canadian House of Commons; his primary duties related to foreign policy. In February 1999, Rob started with University of Saskatchewan International. Between 2004 and 2007, Rob served as the Co-ordinator of Global Relations at the U of S and was responsible for helping to shape and sustain strategic partnerships with public and private stakeholders.
Rob has an M.A. (Alberta, with courses completed in Saskatchewan) and a B.A. with distinction (Lethbridge) in political science. As a student at the U of S, he participated in Saskatchewan consultations regarding the Calgary Declaration. Rob has published several pieces in the popular press and academic journals.
Rob was first elected to the legislature for Saskatoon Greystone in the 2007 provincial election and was re-elected in 2011. Rob has served as Minister of Advanced Education, Employment and Immigration, Minister Responsible for Saskatchewan Power Corporation, and Minister Responsible for Innovation, among other responsibilities. He served as Legislative Secretary for First Nations and Metis Engagement and Legislative Secretary for International Trade and Education.
Currently, Rob is the Minister of Advanced Education, the vice-chair of the Public Sector Bargaining Committee and participates on the Cabinet Committee on Children and Youth. He was recently the vice-chair of the Aboriginal Youth Task Force
Rob is married to Dr. Martha Smith-Norris, a history professor at the University of Saskatchewan. Their daughter, Jacqueline, is in high school.

Monday, May 26, 2014


Father, we bring before You John Nilson, MLA for Regina Lakeview, and ask that the light of Your wisdom would light the path beneath his feet and would show him the direction he should go.  We thank You for the purpose and plan You have for his life and for allowing him to be a leader of the people of Saskatchewan at this time.  We pray for a clear mind and clear thoughts for MLA Nilson and that a spirit of wisdom and understanding would rest upon. Bless him and his family with good health and may they have opportunity to enjoy quality times together.  We ask this in Jesus’ name.

John T. Nilson was born in Saskatoon and raised in western Canada. John obtained his education at Pacific Lutheran University, Tacoma, Washington, University of Oslo, Norway, and St. Olaf College in Minnesota, prior to obtaining his law degree from the University of British Columbia in 1977. He was admitted to the Bar in British Columbia in 1978 and in Saskatchewan in 1979. He practiced law and mediation with MacPherson, Leslie & Tyerman from 1978 until he was elected as MLA for the Regina Lakeview Constituency in June, 1995 and re-elected in 1999, 2003, 2007, and 2011.

John was first appointed to cabinet as Minister of Justice and Attorney General in November, 1995 and has also served in several portfolios including Crown Investments Corporation, Health, and Environment. In 2007 he served as opposition critic for Intergovernmental Affairs and served as interim Leader of the Official Opposition from 2011 to March 9, 2013.

He and his wife, Linda, have two daughters, Ingrid and Solveig. They live in Regina Lakeview, near the Legislature, and farm north of Parkbeg.


Father, we thank You for the heart of a servant that you have given to MLA: Honorable Don Morgan. We ask that You would bless him and cause him to prosper in all things. We ask that You would also protect him as well as his family and give them supernatural times of rest and replenishment. In Your precious name, we pray. Amen. 
Don Morgan was born, raised and educated in Saskatoon. He graduated from the College of Law, University of Saskatchewan, in 1978 and practiced law in Saskatoon from 1979 to 1988. Between 1988 and 1992 he was chairman and CEO of the Saskatchewan Legal Aid Commission. He was appointed as Queen's Counsel in 1990. Don also served on the Saskatoon Public School Board from 1999 to 2003 including a term as board Chair. He practiced law in Saskatoon from 1992 until 2007.
Don was first elected to the Legislative Assembly in November 2003 representing the constituency of Saskatoon Southeast. He was re-elected in the 2007 and 2011 provincial elections. During his term in opposition, Don served as critic for Justice, deputy critic for First Nations and Métis Relations, Opposition Deputy House Leader, and sat on the legislature’s Standing Committee on Private Bills. After the 2007 election he served as Minister of Justice until the spring of 2012, and in 2010 the portfolio of Minister of Labour Relations and Workplace Safety was added to his responsibilities.
In the cabinet shuffle of May 2012 Don retained his position of Minister of Labour Relations and Workplace Safety and also became Minister of Advanced Education.
In the cabinet shuffle of September 2013 Don relinquished his portfolio of Advanced Education, retained his position of Minister of Labour Relations and Workplace Safety and added the position of Minister of Education.
Don and his wife, Sandy, are long-time residents in the Lakeridge area of Saskatoon.

Thursday, May 22, 2014


Father, we pray today for MLA: Scott Moe. We ask that You would bless him and his committment to the province of Saskatchewan and its people. May Your peace be with him as he goes through his busy schedule. May you also give him the wisdom to accomplish all the things that he needs to while also maintaining a good balance between his work life and personal life. Keep him and his family close even when he is away. In Jesus' name. Amen.  

Scott Moe was first elected to the Saskatchewan Legislature in the 2011 provincial election for the Rosthern-Shellbrook constituency.

Scott was born and raised in the constituency on a grain farm between Shellbrook and Parkside. Currently, Scott and his wife Krista live in Shellbrook with their two children. As a family, they enjoy many outdoor activities including quadding, snowmobiling, water sports and cross-country skiing in what he describes as the irreplaceable landscape of Saskatchewan.

Scott was educated at the University of Saskatchewan where he received his Bachelor of Science in Agriculture. Scott has been active in the community through his work with the Economic Development Corporation, the Shellbrook and District Health Services Project Inc., and the Shellbrook and District Physician Recruitment committee. He has also volunteered his time to work with local hockey and softball associations.

Scott presently serves as a member of the legislature’s Standing Committee of Crown and Central Agencies, the caucus’ policy committee on crowns and central agencies and was appointed Deputy Chair of the legislature’s Standing Committee on Public Accounts.

Wednesday, May 21, 2014


We pray for MLA: Warren Michelson and the people of Moose Jaw North.  May he continue to lead by example, and all that he does be done in love.  We ask You to protect him from anything that would attempt to stop him from the job that he has been called to do. We ask this in Jesus' name. Amen.

Warren Michelson was first elected to represent the constituency of Moose Jaw North in 2007, and re-elected in 2011.

He is the Chair of the legislature’s Standing Committee on Intergovernmental Affairs and Justice and a member of the legislature’s Standing Committee on Public Accounts. His responsibilities include co-chairing the Saskatchewan Construction Panel made up of professional organizations and government representatives in support of a stable and healthy Saskatchewan Construction Industry.

Prior to being elected, Warren worked in the communication industry of television, radio and newspaper in a variety of management positions in several Saskatchewan communities including Estevan, Weyburn, Regina, Melfort, Saskatoon, and Swift Current before moving to Moose Jaw in 1997 as manager of Radio Station CHAB.

Warren served on the board of directors of the Saskatchewan Chamber of Commerce for 13 years, serving as provincial president in 2004-05.
From 2000 to 2006, Warren held a seat on the Senate of the University of Regina.

Warren's commitments to community volunteer service include being a past Member of the Moose Jaw Hospital Foundation Board, and a past director of the Moose Jaw Chamber of Commerce. He is the co-founder and past chairperson of the Moose Jaw Business Network. He also takes an active part in the lay ministries of his church. 

His many accomplishments and leadership capabilities were recognized in Saskatchewan Business magazine when he was acknowledged as one of "Saskatchewan's Men of Influence" in March of 2004.

Warren and his wife Debbie have four adult children and four grandchildren, all living in Saskatchewan.

Tuesday, May 20, 2014


Heavenly Father, we pray today that You will bless MLA: Paul Merriman with the gifts of wisdom, knowledge and understanding. May his thoughts and plans be established by You.  Help him to continue to recognize and promote things that are excellent and of real value.  Bless his family with good health and strong relationships. In Jesus' name we pray, Amen. 

Paul Merriman was first elected to the Saskatchewan Legislature in the 2011 provincial election for the Saskatoon Sutherland constituency.

Born and raised in Toronto, Paul moved to Saskatchewan with his family in 1988. His father, Ted Merriman, served as the MLA for Saskatoon Northwest for one term from 2003 to 2007. His father’s involvement in politics piqued his interest in politics.

Paul has lived and worked in Saskatoon since 1994. Recently, he was the executive director of the Saskatoon Food Bank and Learning Centre. During his tenure with the food bank, Paul has worked diligently to increase funding and decrease costs. Prior to his employment with the food bank, he was employed with SaskEnergy for eight years setting up a province-wide salvage operation of used material that generated corporate savings for the Crown Corporation in excess of $8 million. He has also operated two small businesses.

Paul and his wife, Leane Durand, a small business owner herself, have four children.

Monday, May 19, 2014


Gracious Heavenly Father, we bless You for another new day as we pray for MLA: Honorable Don McMorris. We give thanks for his many years of dedicated and excellent service to the people of Saskatchewan through his valuable leadership in the important portfolios he has taken on. We pray You will grant him continued Divine wisdom, guidance and clear vision for the challenges of the day in order to bring about the most needed and innovative changes. May he and his family know your blessings as You keep them in Your perfect peace. In the the name of Jesus, we pray. 

Don McMorris was raised in southern Saskatchewan’s Indian-Head Milestone constituency and maintains strong connections to the communities and people of the area. He graduated from Milestone High School, later worked with the Prairie View School Division, and managed the family farm in the Lewvan area.

Throughout the years, Don has always focused on serving the people of our province. After many years with the Saskatchewan Safety Council, he was elected to the Legislature as the MLA of Indian Head-Milestone in 1999. He was re-elected in 2003, 2007, and again in the 2011 provincial election.

Don served as Saskatchewan’s health minister since 2007 until he was appointed Minister of Highways and Infrastructure on May 25, 2012. After five years of service, Don was among one of Canada’s longest serving health ministers.

Don remains very active in the community along with his wife Cindy and their two sons.

Sunday, May 18, 2014


Father we bless and we thank You for MLA: Honorable Tim McMillan. You have chosen and appointed him for the position he stands in in our legislature. May he walk in Your wisdom, revelation, and favor. We ask Father that You would give him creative ideas and strategy's that when implemented will impact not only Saskatchewan as a whole but will also impact individual citizens' lives. In Jesus'name we pray. Amen.

Tim grew up on his family farm, 20 miles east of Lloydminster, where the McMillan family homesteaded more than 100 years ago.
Tim attended the University of Victoria where he received a degree in Economics. After his schooling, Tim travelled and worked abroad extensively. His travels have taken him from hiking to the Mount Everest Base Camp to diving on the Great Barrier Reef in Australia.
Tim is also a Microsoft Certified Systems Engineer and spent a year contracting as an IT professional in London, England. He then returned to his family farm to establish a business and raise his family. Prior to his election in 2007, Tim operated an oilfield service company. Tim was re-elected by his constituents in the 2011 provincial election.
In June 2010, Tim joined the provincial cabinet as Minister Responsible for Crown Investments Corporation, Saskatchewan Government Insurance, Information Services Corporation, and the Information Technology Office. In September 2010, Tim was also appointed as the Minister Responsible for Saskatchewan Liquor and Gaming Authority.
In May 2012, Tim was appointed as Minister Responsible for Energy and Resources, Tourism Saskatchewan, Trade, and SaskEnergy Incorporated.
He and his wife Ali, have two daughters, Reilly and Gracie.

Thursday, May 15, 2014


Our Heavenly Father, we remind You today of the needs of MLA: Warren McCall. Over many years he has shown his civic mindedness by the many social and civic organizations that he has been a part of and worked so diligently for. We pray special blessings on him that he will have the wit and the will to apply all that experience and wisdom to the new tasks at hand on the larger stage of the entire province. Keep him and those close to him energized as the new daily challenges present themselves. In the Merciful Name of Our Lord and Saviour we pray. Amen.

Warren McCall is proud to call north central Regina home. It is the neighbourhood where he was born and raised, and is the largest community in Regina Elphinstone-Centre. 

First elected in a February 2001 by-election, McCall has subsequently been returned to the Legislative Assembly by the people of Elphinstone-Centre in the 2003, 2007, and 2011 general elections. He is proud of the fact that he has been voted “Best Regina MLA” seven years in a row by the readers of Regina’s Prairie Dog Newsmagazine. 

McCall is the Opposition House Leader and is the official opposition critic for Advanced Education, SaskTel, Central Services, the Lean Initiative, Saskatchewan Gaming Corporation, and the Provincial Capital Commission. Aussi, il est le Président de la section de la Saskatchewan de l’Assemblée parlementaire de la Francophonie (APF). 

McCall holds a Bachelor of Arts in Canadian history from the University of Regina. He volunteers for a number of organizations and community events, including Habitat for Humanity, Regina Folk Festival, Cathedral Village Arts Festival, Albert Library Community Council, Canadian Blood Service, CIBC Run for the Cure, and the North Central Community Association. 

Wednesday, May 14, 2014


Lord, we pray for MLA: Russ Marchuk today. With so many issues at hand, help MLA Marchuk to focus his attention on the most important ones.  May he have Your wisdom as he works to bring solutions to the problems that arise in his constituency and the province.  Surround him with people that will be of assistance and encouragement. Bless him daily with strength, good health and Your peace.  In Jesus' name, we pray.  Amen.

Russ Marchuk was first elected to the Saskatchewan Legislature in the 2011 provincial election for the constituency of Regina Douglas Park.
From his beginnings in Regina Douglas Park, Russ went on to a thirty-year career with the Regina public schools in a variety of capacities, including: teacher, vice-principal and principal at a number of Regina elementary and secondary schools; school board trustee; and, vice-chair and Chair of the Regina Public School Board. Russ also served as an education consultant with First Nations’ schools in the Treaty 4 area, a position he held from 2001 until 2011.
Russ is a strong community leader and passionate about his community, his city and his province. Russ has acted as the logistics coordinator for the Office of the Provincial Secretary for six royal visits and a number of national conferences. In 2005 Russ was presented the Royal Victorian Medal (silver) by Her Majesty Queen Elizabeth II for service to Her Majesty and members of the royal family. He has also served as a public representative on two committees with the Saskatchewan Registered Nurses Association.
He currently serves on the cabinet committee on Saskatchewan Child & Family Agenda, the Intergovernmental Affairs & Justice caucus policy committee, as well as the legislatures Standing Committee on Intergovernmental Affairs and Justice. He is also the Legislative Secretary to the Minister of Education.
Russ and his wife Karen have four children. He enjoys golfing, kite skiing and cooking.

Tuesday, May 13, 2014


Lord, We pray today for MLA: Gene Makowsky and his commitment to the people of Regina Dewdney and the people of Saskatchewan. We pray that You will lay out the strategies that You want him to follow and then open the doors that need to be opened for him to accomplish those things that You have for him to accomplish. We pray also that You will allow him to continue to be involved in those communities where his personal involvement is required to give encouragement and hope to those that need it the most. Protect him and his relationship with his family. In Jesus' name, we pray. Amen.  

Gene was first elected to the Legislature in the 2011 provincial election. He currently sits on the legislature’s Standing Committee on Crown and Central Agencies and the caucus’ standing committee on crown and central agencies. In May 2012, Gene was appointed Deputy Whip.

Gene graduated from the University of Saskatchewan in 1996 where he received his bachelor’s degree in education with distinction. He is best known for his 17 years playing offensive line with the Saskatchewan Roughriders. He was named the CFL’s Most Outstanding Lineman twice, a CFL All-Star five times and helped lead the Riders to a Grey Cup in 2007.

Known as a quiet leader, Gene is committed to giving back to the community. In the off-season he worked as a substitute teacher in the Regina Public School System and always attends as many charity and community events as possible. In 2008, Gene was hired by the provincial government to work with minor football to help aspiring players at the grassroots level in Saskatchewan excel on the football field.

Gene and his wife Tami call Regina home with their three boys, Nicholas, Ryan and Blake.


We come before you, Lord, to ask for Your guidance and protection on MLA: Greg Lawrence. We pray for him as he works with the government of Saskatchewan in the social services area specifically in the area of foster and child care. May he be blessed as he helps protect and provide the care needed for the children of Saskatchewan. We also ask for protection on his family as he travels. We ask this in Jesus' name. Amen.

Greg Lawrence was elected to the Saskatchewan Legislature in the 2011 provincial election for the Moose Jaw Wakamow constituency. Greg currently is a member of the legislature’s Standing Committee on Human Services and is currently serving as Legislative Secretary to the Minister of Social Services with specific responsibilities in foster and child care.

Greg was born in Bienfait, Saskatchewan and was raised in the Estevan area spending many years working in the oil industry. He moved his family to Moose Jaw in 2003 after spending an incredible weekend there as a tourist. It was there he began his employment with SaskTel. Prior to entering politics, he was a customer service technician with SaskTel as well as the vice-president for the Communications, Energy and Paperworkers Local 3, and also served as the union’s grievance coordinator.

Greg, who has been involved with politics since 2007, is particularly impressed by the government’s commitment to the Métis people of Saskatchewan.

He is the former President of the Southern Plains Métis Local 160, and former Deputy Commanding Officer of the #40 Royal Canadian Air Cadets in Moose Jaw. He spent many years volunteering at the YMCA teaching martial arts and also enjoyed coaching minor baseball.

Greg and his wife Marjorie have three sons and one foster son.

Sunday, May 11, 2014

Hon. Ken Krawetz - Canora – Pelly

Father God, we pray for Honorable Ken Krawetz. We pray that You would give him the wisdom and knowledge he needs to make the important decisions he faces for those he serves in the community of Canora – Pelly. Thank You that you have helped him to become a strong leader in our Province. Bless him and his family with health and strength. Amen.

Ken was first elected as MLA for Canora-Pelly constituency in 1995. During his years in opposition he served as critic for a number of major portfolios including Education, Labour, Health, and Finance. Ken was also the interim leader of the Saskatchewan Party and Leader of the Opposition from 1997 to 1999.

He was Deputy Leader of the Saskatchewan Party. After his re-election in the 2007 provincial election, he was appointed Deputy Premier and Minister of Education. He also chaired the province’s treasury board. In June 2010, Ken was assigned new duties and serves as Minister of Finance while retaining his duties as Deputy Premier. 

As an avid sports fan, Ken has played hockey and fastball for many years. He is also a provincially registered volleyball official.

Ken currently resides on the family farm that he continues to operate with his wife Gail. They have two adult children and 2 grandchildren.

Thursday, May 8, 2014

MLA Delbert Kirsch - Batoche

Dear Lord, we thank You for MLA Delbert Kirsch today and ask for Your blessing on him. We pray that You would continue to give him a heart to serve the people of Batoche and a vision for our Province. Lord, also that you would give him ideas, strategies, and solutions to help meet the needs of the people of Batoche. May Your blessing and peace be upon him and his family. Amen.

First elected in the 2003 provincial election and re-elected in 2007 and 2011, Delbert has enjoyed serving the people of the Batoche constituency. During his term in opposition, he served as the critic for Forestry and deputy critic for Northern Affairs and Industry & Commerce. He was also Deputy Chair of the legislature’s Standing Committee on the Economy. 
Following the formation of a Saskatchewan Party government in November 2007, Delbert served as the Chair of the legislature's Standing Committee on Intergovernmental Affairs and Justice. He was appointed Legislative Secretary to the Premier - Saskatchewan Heritage initiative and Legislative Secretary to the Minister of Corrections, Public Safety and Policing.
Delbert was also a member of the legislature’s Standing Committee on Intergovernmental Affairs and Justice and the Standing Committee on House Services. He was a member of the caucus’ standing policy committee on intergovernmental affairs and justice. He chaired the legislature’s Standing Committee on Private Bills and the Standing Committee on Crown and Central Agencies. He was also the Deputy Government House Leader.
Delbert and Valerie have three grown children.

Wednesday, May 7, 2014

MLA Victoria Jurgens - Prince Albert Northcote

Dear Heavenly Father, we pray for MLA Victoria Jurgens representing Prince Albert Northcote. We ask that You would be with her as she seeks to carry out her role in the Saskatchewan Legislature. Guide her thoughts and speech. We pray that you would give her creative plans and strategies for the challenges she faces with her position. Bless her and her family today. Amen.

Victoria Jurgens was first elected to the legislature in the 2011 provincial election for the Prince Albert Northcote Constituency. Victoria’s professional life is multi-faceted: she worked as a dietitian and public health nutritionist with the Prince Albert Parkland Health Region and with her husband, she co-owned and operated a small business that dealt with the forestry and agroforestry sectors. She holds an MBA from Athabasca University, as well as a B.Sc. in Nutrition and a B.A. (Honours) in Psychology, both from the University of Saskatchewan.

In 2009, the Dietitians of Canada recognized Victoria for her leadership as part of their Vision 2020 strategy. Victoria says the Prince Albert Northcote constituency is a vibrant one, rich with people, voices and ideas. “I want to help build on the positive enthusiasm of the people in my community and ensure that all residents have the opportunity to reach their full potential.”

Victoria serves as a member of the Legislation and Regulatory Review committee, and the caucus’ Economy committee. She also serves on the legislature’s Standing Committee on the Economy.

Victoria and her husband Allan have three children, one daughter-in-law and one granddaughter. In her spare time, she enjoys gardening, weight training, reading, cooking, baking, and solving Sudoku puzzles.

When asked about what she loves most about Saskatchewan, she said: “The best thing about Saskatchewan is its people. Two close seconds are the beautiful skies and our acreage where we can get ‘away from it all’.”

Tuesday, May 6, 2014

MLA D. F. Huyghebaert – Wood River

Lord, we are grateful today for Mr. Huyghebaert, MLA for Wood River. We pray that You would continue to lead and guide him in his day to day tasks. Give him fresh vision and wisdom for future endeavours.  We also pray that in the middle of his busy schedule that he and his family will always find time to be together. In Your Name, Amen.

Lieutenant-Colonel D.F. (Yogi) Huyghebaert was born in Lafleche, Saskatchewan. He enrolled in the Royal Canadian Air Force in 1961 and was selected for pilot training. receiving his wings in 1968. Following pilot training, Yogi was posted to 421 Strike/Attack Squadron in Germany as a squadron pilot. Later in his military career, Yogi served as a member of the embassy staff in Washington, D.C. to consult with the United States on newly acquired CF-18 aircraft.

Yogi flew with the famous Snowbirds Squadron for two tours. In 1974/1975, he flew as number nine solo pilot and in 1985/1986, he was the Snowbirds' team leader. In 1987, Her Excellency Jeanne Sauvé invested Yogi with the Order of Military Merit. 

Yogi has served as the MLA for Wood River since being elected in 2000. He has served as the Chair of the Legislature's Standing Committee on the Economy and Chair of the caucus' Standing Policy Committee on the Economy. In November 2008, the Premier appointed Yogi to be the Government of Saskatchewan's main contact with the Department of National Defense and Canadian Forces. Yogi served as the Minister of Corrections, Public Safety and Policing from May of 2009 to May 25, 2012.

In January 2011, Mr. Huyghebaert was appointed Honorary Colonel of 2 Canadian Forces Flying Training School at 15 Wing Moose Jaw. 
Yogi and his wife Phyllis now reside on a small ranch in Glentworth. They have two sons and six grandchildren. 

Monday, May 5, 2014

MLA Bill Hutchinson – Regina South

Thank You Lord, for MLA Bill Hutchinson and his service to the people of our province. Thank You for his expertise and the experience that he brings to his role in government.  We pray that he would continue to have the ability to make the best decisions possible for our communities. Also, that his efforts would be appreciated as he seeks to contribute to the well being of those he serves. Amen.

Bill Hutchinson is an architect whose record of community service includes four terms on Regina City Council. As the councillor for Ward 2, Bill earned a reputation for being accessible to residents of the ward, and for providing them with effective representation on council.
Bill also has an extensive record of community volunteerism. He has been associated with the Regina Family YMCA, the Canadian Mental Health Association, Regina Exhibition Association, SIAST, Tourism Regina, the University of Regina Senate, Saskatchewan Heritage Foundation, Agribition, and the Royal Red.
Bill was first elected to the legislature as the MLA for Regina South in the 2007 provincial election and was re-elected in 2011. He served as the Minister of Tourism, Parks, Culture and Sport and Minister Responsible for the Provincial Capital Commission. He has also served as the Minister of First Nations and Métis Relations, the Minister Responsible for Northern Affairs and the Saskatchewan Gaming Corporation, and the Minister for Municipal Affairs.
Bill and his wife Jocelyn live in south Regina, where they have resided for more than 25 years.

Friday, May 2, 2014

MLA Darryl Hickie – Prince Albert Carlton

Heavenly Father, we are grateful for MLA Darryl Hickie and the expertise he brings to our government that enables him to make decisions his constituents can be confident in. We ask for strength, direction, and wisdom for him today for all the tasks that are before him. Bless him and his family. In Your Name, Amen.

Up until his election as the MLA for Prince Albert Carlton in November of 2007, Darryl served as a Constable assigned to the Forensic Identification Unit of the Prince Albert Police Service. He is also past president of the Prince Albert Police Association. Darryl was subsequently re-elected in the 2011 provincial election.

Hickie is a proud father who has enjoyed taking part in his daughters’ sports. He has devoted time to his daughters' school activities and was a coach for both of his girls' softball teams. “My girls are so important to me and I get a real sense of pride watching them excel and making lifelong friends through sports.”

Darryl served as the Minister for Corrections, Public Safety and Policing from 2007 to2009 and as Minister of Municipal Affairs from 2010 to 2012.
Darryl and his wife Charlene, a teacher in Prince Albert, have two daughters. “As a family, we enjoy spending time at Waskesiu boating, biking and spending time on the beach whenever time allows.”

Thursday, May 1, 2014

Hon. Nancy Heppner – Martensville

Father God, thank You for Honorable Nancy Heppner and the important role she has serving in the cabinet. We pray for creative plans and strategies as she sits on committees and meets with people in the constituency of Martensville. Thank You for the experience she brings and the wisdom she carries. Abundantly bless her and her family. In Jesus name, amen.

Nancy’s interest in politics was sparked while door knocking for her father Ben in 1995. In 2001, she began working as the constituency assistant for Carol Skelton, MP for Saskatoon-Rosetown-Biggar. She later moved to Ottawa to continue to work for Carol Skelton as her legislative assistant on Parliament Hill. Nancy worked for Leader of the Official Opposition (Stephen Harper) as question period coordinator and remained there until 2005.

Following her work on the 2006 federal election, Nancy became a part of the issues management team for the Right Honourable Stephen Harper in the Prime Minister's Office. Nancy subsequently served as director of communications for the Minister of Canadian Heritage before returning home to Saskatchewan.

Nancy was first elected to the legislature in the Martensville constituency in a by-election in March of 2007. She was re-elected in the 2007 provincial election and again in 2011. From 2007 to 2010, she served as Minister of Environment and Minister Responsible for Saskatchewan Water Corporation, Saskatchewan Watershed Authority, and Water Appeal Board.

Nancy was appointed Minister of Central Services in May 2012. She also serves as the Minister responsible for the Public Service Commission, Minister responsible for the Lean Initiative, and Vice-Chair of Treasury Board.