Thursday, November 27, 2014


Dear Lord, we bring MLA: Doyle Vermette to You and ask that You give him a strength and wisdom that will allow him to fulfill his multiple critic roles for the maximum benefit of the people of Saskatchewan. Help him to do excellent work both for his constituents and also for the province. Bless him with health, enjoyment and a deepening spiritual life. In Your name, we pray Jesus.  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.


Lord Jesus, thank You for the life and commitment of MLA: Don Toth to the people of Saskatchewan and to his own riding of Moosomin. We pray that You will give him even more opportunities in the coming years to bless and help the people around him. Give him a deeply rich spiritual walk as well as health and safety for he and his family. Amen.

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, November 26, 2014


Lord, we ask for Your blessing in the life of MLA: Corey Tochor. May You give him wisdom and a capacity for a fast learning curve in his government roles. Give him opportunity to serve the Saskatchewan people while also maintaining a balanced personal life. We pray that he would also have a supernatural ability to keep things in perspective where the average person might get distracted. In your name we pray Jesus. 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, November 25, 2014


Dear Lord, Thank You for the Honourable Christine Tell and her commitment to the people of Regina Wascana Plains. We ask that You give her extra energy this fall and winter to serve the people of Saskatchewan and fill her role as Minister Responsible for Corrections and Policing. May she have a rich spiritual life along with a meaningful and fulfilling personal life. In the name of Jesus, we pray. 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 is married and has two sons.

Monday, November 24, 2014


Dear Lord, Thank You for the Honourable Lyle Stewart.  Bless him for his work both inside the government and outside in his community. We ask that You grant wisdom and growing personal capacity so that Lyle can navigate the challenges of 2014-15 Saskatchewan. Help him to lead Agriculture and Saskatchewan Crop Insurance Corporation with a steady hand. Also, we ask that You bless his wife Linda and their family with a beautiful Christmas season. In the name of Jesus, 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.

Friday, November 21, 2014


Dear Lord, thank You for MLA: Warren Steinley. We ask that You bless he, his wife, and their son with health and peace going into the Christmas season. We pray that You will continue to give Warren a compassion for the people of Saskatchewan as well as wisdom and vision in how to be the most effective in helping them. Give him also an increase of opportunities that will allow him use his talents and his connections to the best advantage to better people’s lives. 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, his wife Larissa and their son, Nickson reside in Regina.

Thursday, November 20, 2014


We pray to You today, Heavenly Father, and ask that you will give MLA: Cathy Sproule a dynamic year in the legislature. Help her to to continue to grow and understand the best ways to help her constituents within the government system. Give her an increased capacity to meet people where they are at and then inspire them to become more. Thank you for the good works you will be putting in front of her. We pray this in the name of Jesus. 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, November 19, 2014


Dear Lord, we ask that You bless MLA: Laura Ross in her work at the legislature this year. Give her an increased excitement and passion for what she is doing. Help her to have renewed energy and wisdom for all of her responsibilities. We also ask that You give her a vibrant sense of meaning, purpose and spiritual fulfillment. Grant strength and health to her family. 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, November 18, 2014


Dear Lord, Thank you for the dedication and commitment that the Honourable Jim Reiter brings to his work. Both for the people of Rosetown-Elrose and for the people of Saskatchewan.  With his responsibilities as minister responsible for three areas, we ask that You continue to give him the keen eyes of a leader and the wisdom in discerning how to take those ministries in healthy directions. We also ask that You give Minister Reiter a supernatural longterm vision for the province that allows him to see what the outcome will be 50 to 100 years from now. We ask this in Jesus' name. 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.

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.

Jim served 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.

Jim currently serves as Minister of Government Relations, Minister Responsible for First Nations, Métis and Northern Affairs, and Minister Responsible for SaskEnergy. 

Monday, November 17, 2014


Heavenly Father, we ask that You would bless MLA: Kevin Phillips today. Empower him to face the challenges of political life with a signature style that is endearing and optimistic. Help him to continually nudge the people around him to be positive and forward thinking. Bless he and his family this season with a rich warmth and commitment. We ask this in Your name, Lord Jesus. Amen. 

Kevin Phillips was first elected in the 2011 provincial election for the constituency of Melfort.

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.

Friday, November 14, 2014


Lord Jesus, thank You for MLA: Roger Parent and his various roles within the legislature. We ask that You give him a growing sense of how he can specifically make a difference for the lives of the people of Saskatchewan. Help him to navigate the political world with great character and poise. Bless his marriage and renew his spiritual life every day. 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.

Wednesday, November 12, 2014


Heavenly Father, we pray today for MLA: Honourable Greg Ottenbreit. We ask that You will help him as he fulfills his role as the Minister Responsible for Rural and Remote Health. Grant him an abundance of energy and passion for what is put in front of him to do. May his spiritual resources be filled throughout the season with a sense of purpose and calling for his work. Help him to seize every opportunity that is in front of him to better the lives of the people of Saskatchewan. We pray these things in the name of Jesus. 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 Government Whip. On September 24, 2014, he was appointed as the Minister Responsible for Rural and Remote Health.

Tuesday, November 11, 2014


Dear Lord, We pray that You will bless MLA: Rob Norris this year with a keen insight into the challenges that he and other legislators face. Continue to give him the capacity to coordinate and collaborate with the various committees and organizations necessary to have a successful term. We also ask that You enrich his spiritual life with a deeper sense of purpose and divine influence. Bless his family with health and new social connections. In the name of the Lord, Jesus, we pray this. 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 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, November 10, 2014


Dear Lord, thank You for MLA: John Nilson and his commitment to the people of Saskatchewan and the constituency of Regina Lakeview. We ask that You will give him a supernatural level of insight in his role at the legislature. Give him favour with the people and organizations that he must work with in order to help and bring prosperity to his constituents. Bless he and his family with health and renewed energy throughout the winter months. Amen.

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.

Friday, November 7, 2014


Dear Lord, We ask that You bless and empower the Honourable Don Morgan with incredible leadership and oversight capacities. In his roles as Minister of Education and Minister of Labour Relations and Workplace Safety, give him a wisdom to balance the needs of a growing province. Also, give he and his wife Sandy a safe and enjoyable winter. May they both find a deeply meaningful spiritual walk this year. Thank You Jesus. 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, November 6, 2014


Dear Lord, thank You for the Honourable Scott Moe and the work he has done for the people of Saskatchewan. Give him a supernatural wisdom and capacity in his new role in the cabinet. Help him to quickly grow into the responsibility and to serve Saskatchewan residents well in all that he undertakes. Bless he and his family with health, happiness, and spiritual vitality. In Jesus' name, we pray, 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 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 served as a member of the legislature’s Standing Committee of Crown and Central Agencies and was Deputy Chair of the legislature’s Standing Committee on Public Accounts.

On June 5, 2014 he was appointed Minister of Environment and Minister Responsible for SaskWater and the Water Security Agency.

Wednesday, November 5, 2014


Dear Lord, bless MLA: Warren Michelson with a renewal of zeal in his work. When he walks into his office or into the provincial legislature, may he be filled with an energy and excitement for what he is doing. Bless he and his family with a deep spiritual walk as well as financial abundance and physical health. Also, give them all a fruitful fall and winter. 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, November 4, 2014


Dear Lord, Bless and keep MLA: Paul Merriman, and his wife Leane in good health. Give them many more years of success and blessing in our province. Gift Paul with a renewed passion for his legislative responsibilities. May You give him a supernatural ability to turn the really hard challenges into a plan of action. May he seek answers that honour himself, God, and the people of Saskatchewan. In Your name, Jesus, we pray these things. 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, November 3, 2014

Hawaii Votes

Hawaii is having their state elections for Governor tomorrow.  It's a pivotal election for the state as they will choose to address their current issues and build for the future.  There is no PrayHawaii (yet....) but I promised some people I met last week that I would put this out to my friends and networks asking them to pray that God would use this election to accomplish HIS purposes for the great state of Hawaii.  So... I'm asking you to remember Hawaii in your prayers over the next 24 hours.  If you are looking for some direction, use the following:

God in Heaven, I pray today for the great state of Hawaii as they choose a new Governor and government.  I pray that You would use this election to accomplish Your purposes for the people of Hawaii and that those elected will be people that will be responsive to Your work and leading in their lives.  Direct this election in a miraculous way!  Amen!


Dear Lord, thank You for the Honorable Don McMorris MLA for Indian-Head Milestone. Thank You also for the work that he has already done for the people of Saskatchewan. May You continue to give him a depth of wisdom and insight that will allow him to overcome any challenges that he may face. Give his staff and analysts a supernatural capacity to foresee challenges and propose solutions. Bless Don, Cindy and their sons with a pleasant and rewarding fall season. We ask this in Your name Jesus. Amen.

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 2011 provincial election.

Don has served as Minister of Health and Minister of Highways and Infrastructure. In June 2014, he was appointed Minister of Crown Investments and Minister Responsible for Saskatchewan Government Insurance, Saskatchewan Liquor and Gaming Authority, Public Service Commission, and the Lean Initiative.

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