Monday, June 30, 2014


Dear God, thank You for the work that MLA: Cam Broten does for Saskatchewan. Please guide and help him with everything he works at, both for the people in the Saskatoon Massey Place riding and as the Leader of the Opposition. Bless his family and protect their time together. Give them a great summer together. Amen.

Cam Broten loves Saskatchewan and is dedicated to ensuring that our best days as a province are ahead. Cam’s roots in Saskatchewan run deep. He’s the son of a teacher and a social worker, and the grandson of a former Member of the Legislative Assembly (MLA), Hans Broten. His family lived in Regina, La Loche, Green Lake, and La Ronge before settling in Saskatoon.

As a father of two young daughters, Cam is committed to building a bright future for all Saskatchewan families.

Cam was elected in Saskatoon Massey Place in 2007 and re-elected in 2011. He was elected Leader of the Opposition in March 2013. He has been voted the best Saskatoon MLA by Planet S readers several times.

Prior to becoming an MLA, Cam worked as a health policy manager for the Saskatchewan Medical Association and a policy analyst with Saskatchewan Culture, Youth and Recreation. Cam earned an International Studies degree at the University of Saskatchewan and a Master’s degree in Political Science at Simon Fraser University.

Cam and his wife Ruth are active in their church, a summer children’s camp and other community initiatives. They live in the Saskatoon Massey Place constituency with their daughters, Ingrid and Clara, and dog Oscar.

The Top 10 Things We Should Pray For Government

Happy almost Canada Day!  We live in an incredible country that is tremendously blessed in so many ways!  We are blessed to live in Canada and to call ourselves Canadians!  

Yesterday was Government Prayer Sunday in Canada.  I had the privilege of speaking at Church of Our Lord in Victoria.  I spoke on 'Why We Should Pray For Government'.  If you click the title of the message, you can see the actual sermon, but I've also provided some notes if you'd just like to get a sense of what I talked about.

Why Should We Pray for those in Government?
That we may live peaceful and quiet lives in all godliness and holiness…’   1 Tim 2:1,2

What Should We Pray for those in Government?        (Ps 72)

Top 10 Things We Should Pray for Government

1)  God would give them His love for justice v. 1

2)  Commitment to Righteousness v. 1b

3)  That they would have Compassion for the Poor v.2

4)  Fear of God would be present in their: v. 5
a.   Lives
b.   Deliberations
c.   Leadership

5)  Their leadership would be a blessing (refreshing) to our cities, province and nation v. 6

6)  Godly would flourish v. 7a

7)  Our land would know abundant prosperity v. 7b

8)  Our leaders would receive favor and honor from friends and adversaries alike.  v. 9, 10

9)  They will help the oppressed.  v. 12

    10)  They will rescue the weak and needy v. 13

How Should We Pray?
     1) Fervently! - the prayer of a righteous man avails much! James 5:16

     2) Without ceasing! - 1 Thes 5:17

What Happens When We Pray For Government?
1)  God responds to our prayers!
a.   Surprising things happen when we ask God to impact our leaders
b.   Policy Changes, Direction Changes, Government Changes

2)  God Changes our ATTITUDE!

3)  God Touches Our Leaders

Sunday, June 29, 2014


Dear Father God, we come to You today with thankful hearts for MLA: Greg Brkich for his faithfulness and dedication in serving the constituency of the Arm River Valley.  We ask You to continue giving him wisdom and understanding in the roles and areas that he works in.  We ask You to guide  him in all his endevours for the good of our province.   Bless him and his family this summer. In the name of Jesus, Amen.

Greg Brkich was born and raised on the family farm in the Bladworth area where he still operates a grain and cattle operation. Greg has always been and remains a dedicated member of his rural community. Previous to his first election, Greg served six years on Bladworth village council. He is still an active long-serving member of the Bladworth Elks club. Greg was first elected on September 16, 1999 and re-elected in the 2003, 2007 and 2011 general elections.

During his terms in opposition Greg brought forward a private member's bill recognizing the enormous contribution to Saskatchewan of the late former Prime Minister John G. Diefenbaker. Greg’s duties have included senior critic for Regional Development and Co-operative Development and deputy critic for SaskWater and SPMC. He also served on the legislature’s Standing Committee on House Services. Greg was Vice-Chair of the caucus’ standing committee on private members’ bills and a member of the caucus’ standing committee on crown corporations.

As a government member Greg served as the Deputy Speaker and Chair of Committee of the Whole. He was also appointed Legislative Secretary to the Minister of Agriculture - Agriculture Programs Innovation initiative. Greg was also the Vice-Chair of the caucus’ standing policy committee on intergovernmental affairs and justice and was a member of the legislature's Standing Committee on Intergovernmental Affairs and Justice and the legislature’s Standing Committee on Private Bills. In 2012, Greg was appointed as Chair of the legislature's Standing Committee on Crown and Central Agencies and member of Treasury Board.

Thursday, June 26, 2014


Father, thank You for MLA: Fred Bradshaw and the heart of service he brings to the people of Carrot River Valley. We ask that You would fill him with Your wisdom and insight in the decisions he makes and the role in which he serves. Give him clarity of vision in his work for the future of our province. May You daily fill his home and family with grace, patience and love for each other. In Jesus' name, we pray. Amen.

Fred was first elected to the legislature in the 2007 provincial election and was re-elected in 2011.

Fred was born at Arborfield in 1951 and moved to Carrot River in 1960 where he still lives. In 1976 he married a local girl, Terry Novogrodski. Fred and Terry have had three children, Lisa (deceased), Morgan, and Gina.

Fred has always been very involved in the community. He has participated in a number of venues, including the town council for Carrot River, fire department, Pasquia Park board, Arborfield Dehy board, Boy Scout leader, Carrot River United Church choir, plus other entities too numerous to list. Provincially, Fred is past president of the Saskatchewan Aerial Applicator Association and past director of the Canadian Aerial Applicators Association. Additionally, Fred served on the founding board of the Northeast Early Childhood Intervention program.

Fred has been appointed to the legislature’s Standing Committee on the Economy, the caucus’ policy committee on the economy and the government’s Red Tape Reduction committee.

Wednesday, June 25, 2014


Lord, we pray today for MLA: Honorable Bill Boyd. We are thankful for his dedication to serving the people of Saskatchewan as a Member of the Legislative Assembly diligently for over two decades. We ask that You would keep giving him Your wisdom, strength and insight as well as the continuing support and encouragement of his constituents and staff. Keep his family in good health and may they enjoy many happy times together with one another this summer. Thank You Jesus. Amen. 

Bill Boyd is one of the founding members of the Saskatchewan Party and has been involved in Saskatchewan politics for more than two decades.

Bill was the MLA for the Kindersley constituency from 1991 until he stepped down in 2002. Originally elected in 1991 as a Progressive Conservative MLA, Bill became the leader of that party in 1994. He was re-elected in 1995. In 1997, he and three of his colleagues joined with four Liberal MLAs and founded the Saskatchewan Party. When Bill was re-elected in 1999, he was one of 26 MLAs elected under the Saskatchewan Party banner. He was once again elected in the Kindersley constituency in the 2007 and 2011 provincial elections.

Bill is currently the Minister of the Economy, Energy and Resources, Minister responsible for The Global Transportation Hub Authority, and Saskatchewan Power Corporation.

Bill and his wife Lynn operate a pedigree seed farm near Eston. They have two adult children.

Tuesday, June 24, 2014


Father God, we lift up MLA: Bob Bjornerud in our prayers to You. We ask that You continue to lead him in all decisions he needs to make. We pray for Your guidance in all circumstances. Protect him and his family. We pray for wisdom in decision making, that You will help him stand for truth and justice. Give him peace in all he does and strengthen him physically and mentally! In Jesus' name, Amen.

Bob Bjornerud was born in Kelvington and was raised in Saltcoats. He began his career in mining with International Minerals and Chemicals in Esterhazy. Following this, Bob went into farming. 

At the local level, Bob served as a councilor in the Rural Municipality of Saltcoats for seven years and then as Reeve of the R.M. for another seven years. 

Bob was first elected to the Legislature in 1995 to represent the Saltcoats Constituency (now the Melville-Saltcoats constituency) as a member of the Liberal Party of Saskatchewan. As one of the founding members of the Saskatchewan Party, Bob served as the critic for Agriculture, Municipal Affairs, and also as the Opposition Whip. He was re-elected in 1999, 2003, 2007 and 2011. 

Bob served as the Minister of Agriculture from 2007 to May 25, 2012. 

Bob has three children and six grandchildren. He resides east of Yorkton with his partner Joan.

Monday, June 23, 2014


Dear Heavenly Father, we thank You for MLA: Buckley Belanger.  We thank You for his commitment to his constituency of Athabasca and for his love of this province.  We pray that You will continue to give him Your wisdom and understanding each day as he serves.  We pray for his family that You will bless them in all areas. Amen.

Buckley Belanger was first elected to the Saskatchewan legislature in 1995 and re-elected in 1999, 2003, 2007, and 2011.

Today, Buckley is the NDP’s Deputy Whip, and serves as critic for Highways and Infrastructure, SaskEnergy, SaskWater, and the Water Security Agency. In the past, Buckley has served as minister in various portfolios including Northern Affairs, Environment, Community Resources, and Highways and Transportation.

Prior to entering provincial politics, Buckley served three terms as mayor of Ile-a-la Crosse from 1988 to 1994. He has also worked as a journalist with the aboriginal publication New Breed and a programmer, producer, and administrator with the Missinipi Broadcasting Corporation in La Ronge.

He and his wife Beckie have three daughters, Michelle, Kellie, and Taylor. 

Sunday, June 22, 2014


Father, we are grateful for the men and women that You have chosen to answer the call to public service. Today we pray for MLA: Hon. Gordon Wyant.  We ask that You would continue to give him wisdom, strategies and projects that would have our legal system and affairs function with justice for all and at maximum efficiency. May You protect him and his family and grant them times of refreshing together. We ask this in Jesus' name. Amen.  

Gordon Wyant was elected as the MLA for Saskatoon Northwest in an October 2010 by-election. He was then re-elected in the 2011 provincial election. After the 2011 election, Gordon was appointed Deputy House Leader and on May 25, 2012 Gordon was sworn in as Minister of Justice and Attorney General. In June 2014 Gordon was also appointed as Minister Responsible for SaskBuilds.

Born and raised in Saskatoon, Gordon was the first Canadian-born member of his family. His parents, originally from Europe, came to Saskatoon in the 1950s when his father was retained as the first Head of the Department of Anaesthesia at the newly opened University Hospital.

He completed his Bachelor of Arts degree with distinction in 1985, and graduated from the College of Law at the University of Saskatchewan in 1986. Shortly after convocation, Gordon began practicing law with the firm of McKercher LLP, where he practiced as a partner until his appointment as Attorney General. In 1987, Gordon received an award for highest standing in the 1987 Bar Admission course. He received his Queen's Counsel designation in 2009.

Since 2000, Gordon has also been an active public servant. He was elected as trustee for the Saskatoon Public School Board in 2000 and served as Chair for two years. He was elected city councillor for Ward 5 in 2003 and was re-elected in 2006 and 2009. 

Gordon and his wife Christine Hrudka have four children in their early twenties. In addition to his family, Gordon enjoys writing, skiing and motorcycling. He is also the proud recipient of the Sterling Writing Award for non-fiction, awarded in 1999.

Thursday, June 19, 2014


Father we lift up MLA: Trent Wotherspoon to You today and thank You for his commitment to serve our province.  Bless him in his work and at his home and in all he does.  We ask that You would protect him and his family this summer season.  Thank You God for the sacrifice that our MLAs make for the betterment of the province of Saskatchewan.  In Jesus' Name, we pray. Amen.

Trent was elected in 2007 and re-elected in 2011 for the constituency of Regina Rosemont. He is the Deputy Leader of the official opposition.

Trent serves as the opposition critic for Finance, Education, Municipal Relations, Urban Affairs, Economy, and the Global Transportation Hub. Trent also serves on a national committee of the CCAF, with an aim to strengthen governance and accountability.

Trent was born and raised in northwest Regina. He earned a Bachelor of Education at the U of R and has taken grad studies in education and undergrad studies in business.

Prior to politics, working with an interdisciplinary committee, Trent developed and managed within the community a nationally recognized program for youth offenders of highest-risk, that successfully increased educational attachment and reduced recidivism rates.

As an educator, Trent taught in high schools and led various new initiatives. Trent assisted in the creation of a new campus for adult students. Trent also led the development of a program for students displaying severe violent behaviours. Previously, Trent worked with a youth agency supporting at-risk youth. 

Trent has background in business as an entrepreneur, through business studies and as a past director with the Regina’s warehouse business improvement district.

Trent’s wife Stephanie is a teacher. Together, they are highly involved in the community through coaching and volunteerism, and by engaging in the many diverse cultural, arts and sporting events that enrich Regina and Saskatchewan. 

Trent enjoys the outdoors, particularly fishing, hunting, and canoeing; and sports, such as, hockey, football, rugby, water-sports, and running.

Wednesday, June 18, 2014


Father we thank You for MLA: Nadine Wilson.  We thank You for the vision that she carries that impact the people of Saskatchewan. We ask that as she plans and implements her strategies that You will help her bring prosperity to the province in all areas. Bless and protect her and her family as she serves. In the name of Jesus, Amen.

Nadine Wilson has always gravitated towards public service. Originally from Forest Gate, north of Paddockwood, she studied social service work in Saskatoon. Nadine was one of the first women to work as a Corrections worker in the Men's Provincial Correctional Centre in Prince Albert. She was also twice elected reeve of the Rural Municipality of Paddockwood.

Nadine was first elected as the MLA for Saskatchewan Rivers in the 2007 provincial election and was re-elected in 2011. In 2009, she was appointed Legislative Secretary to the Minister Responsible for Immigration - New Citizen initiative. Nadine has served as a member of the caucus’ standing policy committee on the economy, deputy caucus Chair, and Chair of the legislature’s Standing Committee on Private Bills. Ms. Wilson is presently the Provincial Secretary.

Nadine and her husband Doug have been married for over 30 years. Fourth generation cattle ranchers, the couple and their four children ranch north of Prince Albert. They also have six grandchildren. Their role in the beef industry has given their family international travel opportunities.

Tuesday, June 17, 2014


Heavenly Father, we pray today for MLA: Randy Weekes. We are thankful for his commitment to the province of Saskatchewan and pray that you will continue to help him employ the experience gained in his many years serving in the Legislature to improve the quality of life in our province. May he find renewed encouragement from his staff, colleagues and family. We also pray that You will give him a summer of renewal with family and friends. We ask this in Jesus' name. Amen.    

Randy was first elected in 1999 as the MLA for Redberry Lake and re-elected in 2003, 2007, and 2011 as the MLA for Biggar. While in opposition, Randy served as critic for Highways and Transportation, Environment, and Labour, and deputy critic for Immigration and Information Services Corporation. 

Randy has served as Deputy Chair of the legislature’s Standing Committee on the Economy and served on the Standing Committee on Crown and Central Agencies, Standing Committee on House Services, Standing Committee on Agriculture and the Standing Committee on Non-controversial Bills. Randy also served as Deputy House Leader, Government Whip, and as the Minister Responsible for Rural and Remote Health.

Randy was born in Biggar and grew up on the nearby family farm. He studied at the University of Saskatchewan and received a diploma in Agriculture, before returning to farm and ranch with his family. Randy and his wife Cindy make their home near Biggar.

Monday, June 16, 2014


Heavenly Father, we come before You today on behalf of Premier Brad Wall. We thank You for his life, his faith, his faithfulness and the leadership gifts and abilities that You have placed in his life.  Today we ask that You fill him with wisdom, understanding and insight as he faces the challenges of this day and as he looks toward Saskatchewan’s future.  Grant him discernment and the ability to choose wisely now so that Saskatchewan may be blessed in the future. Thank You for him.  Bless his family and his staff that serves and supports him on a daily basis. We ask this in Jesus’ name.  Amen.

Brad Wall was first elected Premier of Saskatchewan in the November 2007 provincial election and his government was re-elected in the 2011 provincial election.

Prior to his career in politics, Premier Wall was active in his local business community and was involved in service work spanning local events, economic development and health care recruitment.

One of his earliest forays into politics was in the late 1980's as a founding member and western Co-Chair of the Alliance for the Future of Young Canadians. This was an organization dedicated to promoting free trade.

Brad Wall was born and raised in Swift Current, which is in Saskatchewan’s southwest. He still lives there with his wife, Tami, as well as two of their three children: Colter and Faith. Their daughter Megan is enrolled at the University of Saskatchewan.

He received his post secondary education at the University of Saskatchewan where he earned an honours degree in public administration.

Sunday, June 15, 2014


God, we bring MLA: Doyle Vermette to You today.  Please give him wisdom and strength to face challenging issues and decisions both at work and home.  Watch over his family and those close to him we pray.  Thank You for Your faithfulness and love for our leaders! Amen.

Doyle was elected MLA for the Cumberland constituency in the June 2008 by-election and re-elected in the 2011 provincial election. 

Of Métis ancestry, Doyle was born and raised in Prince Albert. He made the La Ronge area his permanent home in 1990. Doyle and his wife Sandra have a blended family and their children were raised in La Ronge, where their family is concentrated. 

Doyle has a lengthy record of public activity. He was a member of the Board of Education, Northern Lights School Division/Nortep-Norpac for eight years, serving as board Chair for two years. From 2004 until early 2008, Doyle was the Acting Chair of the Gabriel Dumont Institute. As an alderman for Air Ronge from 1994 to 1997, Doyle had a particular passion for expanding recreation and youth programs. Over an eighteen-year period, he served on the boards of the Keewatin Career Development Corporation, the Saskatchewan Water Corporation, the Jim Brady Métis Local #19, and the Kikinahk Friendship Centre. While serving on these boards, Doyle completed numerous governance and leadership courses. He is proud of the experience and education he has gained working with and representing the people of the north. 

Doyle is the Opposition Whip and currently holds critic responsibilities for Northern Saskatchewan, Saskatchewan Government Insurance, and the Saskatchewan Transportation Corporation, and also the associate critic for First Nations and Métis Relations.

Thursday, June 12, 2014


Father, we thank You for MLA: Don Toth and ask that Your hand of blessing would be upon him.  We ask You to strengthen and refresh MLA Toth and give him a clear vision for the future.  We pray that he would be ready and able to hear Your voice and that he would courageously follow wherever You lead.  Please give him great insight and understanding and cause him to make right decisions that would be for the good of the people of Moosomin and all of Saskatchewan. Bless him and his family with good health and happy times together.  We ask this in Jesus’ name.

Don was first elected to represent the Moosomin constituency in the 1986 general election. He was re-elected in 1991, 1995, 1999, 2003, 2007 and 2011. He was named Speaker of the Legislative Assembly of Saskatchewan on December 10, 2007, the first day of the opening session of the 26th Legislature. He served as Speaker until December, 2011.

Don was born in Kipling and raised on the family farm near Langbank. Don studied agriculture at the University of Saskatchewan and then entered the Full Gospel Bible Institute in Eston, Saskatchewan. Prior to his political career, Don served his community on a number of boards and organization and also served on an RM council.

Aside from his political duties, Don keeps himself busy helping on the farm and spending time with his wife Lois, their children, and most importantly, the three grandchildren.


Wednesday, June 11, 2014


Father, today we lift up MLA: Corey Tochor in prayer to You. We thank You that he is a man of integrity and seeks to bring justice to all those things that he is involved in. Bless him in abundance as he works diligently on behalf of our province and its citizens. In Jesus' name, Amen. 

Corey Tochor was first elected to the Saskatchewan Legislature in the 2011 provincial election for the Saskatoon Eastview constituency. 

Prior to entering politics, Corey was a local Saskatoon entrepreneur who owned and operated Health Conveyance Inc., a communications company that provides electronic messaging in health facilities across the province. 

Corey has been very active in his local community as past vice-president of the Kinsmen Club of Saskatoon and has volunteered on the corporate board for Telemiracle 33. He has also served as treasurer of the Kinsmen Activity Place House, which is a community center supporting Saskatoon’s inner city. 

Corey was born and raised in Esterhazy, Saskatchewan. He currently resides in Saskatoon with his wife Danielle.

Tuesday, June 10, 2014


Lord, today we pray for MLA: Honorable Christine Tell, the Minister Responsible for Corrections and Policing. We ask that You would give her innovative ideas and initiatives that would provide for a safer environment for the police and citizens while also providing effective rehabilitation services for those in our correctional institutions. We are thankful for all the experience gained in the many years that she has spent in the field of law enforcement. Continue to give her the strength and wisdom needed in this portfolio. Grant her times of rest and rejuvenation with her sons and those others close to her. In Jesus' name, Amen. 

Christine was first elected to the legislature as the MLA for Regina Wascana Plains in the 2007 provincial election and was re-elected in 2011. She has served as Minister of Government Services, Minister Responsible for Saskatchewan Liquor and Gaming Authority, and Minister of Tourism, Parks, Culture and Sport. Ms. Tell is currently the Minister Responsible for Corrections and Policing. 

Born and raised in Regina, Christine graduated from Miller High School before receiving a psychiatric nursing diploma from Wascana Institute (SIAST). After working as a psychiatric nurse for a time, she entered and graduated from the Saskatchewan Police College. She joined the Saskatoon police service and worked there for three years before joining the Regina City Police. Christine rose to the rank of sergeant and was in charge of central operations prior to taking a leave of absence to run as a candidate for a seat in the provincial legislature.  

Christine served in the Regina Police Association and the Saskatchewan Federation of Police Officers for a number of years during her police career. She was elected as president of the Regina Police Association and was the first woman in Canada to lead a major police association. 

Community involvement has been an important role in Christine's life. She served on the Police Pension Administrative Board; Canadian Pension & Benefits Institute, Saskatchewan council; Regina Airport Authority - Community Consultative Committee; Regina Business & Professional Women's Organization; Regina Women's Network; and, Women of the Dawn, Aboriginal Awards selection committee. 

Christine has two sons, Regan and Cameron.

Monday, June 9, 2014


Father we lift up before you MLA: Honorable Lyle Stewart. May he be steadfast and immovable in his pursuit of justice and welfare of the people of Thunder Creek.  Give him the grace he needs to handle his portfolio as Minister of Agriculture over Saskatchewan week by week. In Jesus' name we pray. Amen.

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 newly formed Saskatchewan Party and was elected to the Legislative Assembly as the MLA for Thunder Creek in 1999.

He was re-elected in 2003, 2007 and 2011. 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 the government in 2007, Lyle served as the Minister for Enterprise and Innovation, the chair of the Legislature's Standing Committee on the Economy, a member of the caucus' standing 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 five grandchildren.

Sunday, June 8, 2014


Lord, we appreciate the work of MLA: Warren Steinley and are thankful for the gifts and skills he brings to his position. We pray your guidance and wisdom would give him a clear vision for projects that will be a blessing to people. Open doors for him and may he speak truth that is recognized and acted upon.  Bless his family with love, strength and courage . We pray in Jesus' name, Amen. 

Warren Steinley was first elected in the constituency of Regina Walsh Acres in the 2011 provincial election.

Warren grew up on a dairy farm near Rush Lake where he did everything from milking cows to marketing breeding stock at exhibitions across Western Canada.

Warren then graduated with an Honours Degree in Political Science from the University of Regina where he was a member of the Cougars Track and Field team. He also co-founded the local Saskatchewan Party Campus Club.

After university, Warren combined his farm background and his commitment to public service by spending a summer as an intern in the Minister of Agriculture's office in Ottawa. He then worked within the Minister of State for Western Economic Diversification's office during the fall of 2008.

Warren worked in various government roles with the latest one being Director of Research in the Caucus office prior to being elected on November 7, 2011.

Warren and his wife Larissa reside in Regina.

Thursday, June 5, 2014


Heavenly Father, as we pray for MLA: Cathy Sproule we give grateful thanks for the outstanding contributions she has made to the province of Saskatchewan through her gifted talents and abilities that she uses daily for the betterment of her province. We also recognize the many years she has spent in preparation for the position she now ably fills as an MLA. May she know the sufficiency of Your grace and seek Your wisdom for the work ahead that You have chosen for her to do. May she and her sons be abundantly blessed with good health and happiness. Amen.

Cathy Sproule was elected to represent the constituency of Saskatoon Nutana in 2011.

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.

Wednesday, June 4, 2014


Father we thank You for MLA: Laura Ross. We bless her and pray that everything that she puts her hands to would prosper and flourish. May she be able to use the experience she has in various fields to contribute her input where it is most needed. We thank You that You guide her every step of the way and that open doors are before her to be able to accomplish much. In Jesus' name we ask this, Amen.

Laura was first elected as an MLA for Regina Qu’Appelle Valley constituency in 2007 and was re-elected in 2011. She was appointed Legislative Secretary to the Minister of Health, responsible for retention and recruitment of nurses, long-term care and the reduction of surgical wait times. She was also Minister of Government Services.

Laura currently serves on the caucus’ policy committee on human services and the legislature’s Standing Committee on Human Services, is a member of the board of directors of the Crown Investments Corporation of Saskatchewan and is a member of the creative industries cabinet committee.

Laura is a founding member of the Saskatchewan Chapter of Equal Voice and serves as a role model and mentor to young women interested in professional and political lives. Laura also was instrumental in the development of Regina’s first Habitat for Humanity Women’s Build project in 2011 and she sat on a committee to spearhead the Habitat for Humanity Mountie House.

Laura Ross was born and raised on the family farm near Yorkton and attended the University of Regina where she obtained a B.A. in geography and sociology. For more than twenty years Laura was a licensed realtor in Regina specializing in residential properties. Prior to her success as a realtor, she operated her own catering company and farmed with her husband Terry.

Laura and her husband currently reside in Regina. They have one son.

Tuesday, June 3, 2014


Dear Lord and Savior, our prayers reach out to MLA: Honorable Jim Reiter, a member of the government of our awesome prairie province of Saskatchewan. It is with great pleasure that we offer up our prayers to You on his behalf. We send blessings his way and ask for him and his family that they would have the favor of Your guidance and Your peace upon them. Strengthen his resolve to use all his talents and energy in his important government appointments. We pray blessings of wisdom and sincerity as he, day by day, strives to give his best for the citizens of this province. Amen.

Jim Reiter was first elected as the MLA for Rosetown-Elrose in the 2007 provincial election and was re-elected in 2011.

Professionally, Jim has extensive experience in municipal governance. He was the long-time administrator for the Rural Municipalities of Marriott and Pleasant Valley. He has served as director, vice-president, and president of the Rural Municipal Administrators' Association (RMAA), as well as executive director. 

Jim was a director on the board of the Saskatchewan Association of Rural Municipalities (SARM) from 1998 to 2003. He represented SARM on numerous committees.

Jim has also served as chairman of the Municipal Employees' Pension Plan.

Among his educational accomplishments is a senior certificate in Local Government Administration from the University of Regina. He also served six years on the U of R Senate. Jim has served his community as a Justice of the Peace and Marriage Commissioner. 

Following the formation of a Saskatchewan Party government, Premier Brad Wall asked Jim to serve as the Legislative Secretary to the Minister of Education with specific responsibility for the Property Tax Initiative. His report formed the basis for the largest education property tax cut in a single year in the province's history. 

Jim served as the Minister of Highways and Infrastructure and the Minister Responsible for Saskatchewan Transportation Company before being appointed Minister of Government Relations and Minister Responsible for First Nations, Métis and Northern Affairs in May 2012.

Monday, June 2, 2014


Lord Jesus, we thank You for MLA: Kevin Phillips.  We pray You will give him energy to perform his duties in the legislature and in his constituency.  May You give him new and creative ideas to bring to his caucus that would be beneficial to many in the province of Saskatchewan.  We pray You will encourage him and help him to see his value and the difference he makes as he works diligently.  Bless him with good health and keep him safe.  Amen.

Kevin has lived in his constituency for most of his life. He worked in business and advertising, including being a partner with the Melfort Journal for over 25 years and sitting on the board of the Canadian Community Newspaper Association and the Saskatchewan Weekly Newspapers Association. Most recently he was a partner in an automotive dealership. Kevin served for five years as mayor of Melfort during which time he lead a period of tremendous growth in residential and commercial areas of the city of Melfort. He was also vice-chair of the Saskatchewan Urban Municipalities Association SUMAssure Reciprocal Insurance company.

Kevin has been very involved in the Melfort community. He is a past president and life member of the Kinsmen club of Melfort and previously served as a board member, finance chairman and chairman of the board of the then Melfort school division. 

Kevin and his wife April together have four children and seven grandchildren. 

Kevin is the vice-chair of the caucus’ policy committee on intergovernmental affairs and justice, and a member of the legislature’s Standing Committee on Intergovernmental Affairs and Justice.

Sunday, June 1, 2014


Lord, it is a privilege today to bring MLA: Roger Parent to You in prayer. We thank You for his servant's heart and will that is directed to being a voice for those that do not have a voice in our province. We pray that You will give him favor and influence with those he works with, those he serves and those he is in partnership with in common causes. May he and his wife Sheila not only find times to be together in unity but may You cause them as a couple to be implementers of change when traveling and working together. We speak these blessings in Jesus' name. Amen.

Roger Parent was first elected to the Saskatchewan Legislature in the 2011 provincial election for the Saskatoon Meewasin constituency.

Prior to entering politics, Roger was a business consultant working with a variety of organizations developing aboriginal businesses around the province. Roger spent many years prior to aboriginal business development in project management and as technical advisor in equipment and building services. He is a graduate of SIAST in mechanical engineering technology and a graduate from the University of Saskatchewan in Business Administration. Roger also graduated from Purchasing Management Association of Canada at the University of Saskatchewan.

He has been involved with several initiatives within the community, including Canadian institute of Management, Purchasing Management Association of Canada, SREDA Aboriginal Economic Development committee, the Saskatoon Homelessness Initiative partnership, and most recently as a board member for the Saskatchewan Housing Corporation. Provincially Roger has been on the board of directors for the Saskatchewan Economic Development Association, Council for the Advancement of Native Development Officers, Action Saskatchewan Summit committee, Northern Apprenticeship committee and the Northern Labour Market committee.

Roger and his wife Sheila have lived most of their lives in Saskatoon, in the Meewasin constituency.