Thursday, December 31, 2015

MLA: Laura Ross - Regina Qu'appelle Valley

Dear Lord, thank you for Laura Ross and her commitment to excellence.  We pray she would continue to have wisdom in her roles and committee involvement. Multiply her time and ability to her.  Thank you for her commitment as a role model and mentor to young women interested in professional and political lives.  We pray she and her family would know peace, joy and love in abundance and begin the year with a renewed passion and vigor for their varied responsibilities.


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.

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Monday, December 21, 2015

A Christmas Prayer

Prayer News

From December 21st through January 1st, 2016 this site will be taking a break. We will resume publishing prayers for our MLA’s on January 4th, 2016. While we are not doing business as usual, we are still praying for our province and our elected leaders.

A CHRISTMAS PRAYER

Dear Lord,We pray that this Christmas, once again our eyes would be turned to the babe born in a manger. The miracle of your birth is that you God, took on human form and came and lived among us. As we look at the events of that first Christmas, may we also be reminded that your short journey on earth culminated in your death, the most significant event in history, so that people everywhere could have the opportunity to be forgiven and receive eternal. May our prayer be, that the Savior of the world would find a place of residence in all our hearts.We prayer for all our MLA’s that during this Christmas season, they would experience your presence and peace and be refreshed and renewed as they spend time with family and friends.

In Jesus Name, Amen

The Leading Influence Team and the many that join us from across the province to pray for our MLA’s, want to wish them a Happy and Blessed New Year.

Friday, December 18, 2015

MLA: Hon. Jim Reiter - Rosetown-Elrose - Minister of Government Relations, Minister Responsible for First Nations, Metis and Northern Affairs and Minister Responsible for Saskenergy

Lord thank you for the Hon. Jim Reiter. Thank you for his willingness to engage with the issues that concern our province and find creative solutions. Allow him to order his time wisely as he seeks to be productive in the many areas in his scope of leadership. Provide him with meaningful friendships and prudent advisors.


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, M├ętis and Northern Affairs, and Minister Responsible for SaskEnergy.

Thursday, December 17, 2015

MLA: Kevin Phillips - Melfort

Lord thank you for Kevin Phillips and the proven commitment he has to the people of Melfort. Grow his capacity for leadership and give him opportunities to mentor others in providing leadership. Cause his family to have a rich and vibrant home in the midst of his public responsibilities.


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 a member of the legislature’s Standing Committee on Intergovernmental Affairs and Justice.

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Wednesday, December 16, 2015

MLA: Roger Parent - Saskatoon Meewasin

We pray for Roger Parent today, and ask that he would know satisfaction in his service to the people of Saskatoon Meewasin. Use the experience and insight he brings to benefit decisions made for the people of SK. Bless Roger and his wife, Sheila with a strong foundation in their marriage.

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.

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Tuesday, December 15, 2015

MLA: Hon. Greg Ottenbreit - Yorkton

Lord we are thankful for the Honourable Greg Ottenbreit.  Thank you for his commitment to engage people in meaningful ways. Continue to give him a sense of direction and passion in the pursuit of his spiritual life. Give Greg, Leone and their children many hours of fun engaging in the various activities they enjoy.


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.

http://www.skcaucus.com/members.php?member=Greg_Ottenbreit

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.

http://www.skcaucus.com/members.php?member=Greg_Ottenbreit