Friday, March 31, 2017

MLA - Hon. Bronwyn Eyre - Saskatoon Stonebridge-Dakota


Dear Lord. Thank you for the Honourable Bronwyn Eyre. We ask that you bless her with a powerful perspective on the challenges before her. Sharpen her senses to discern the difference between fact and half-truth. Help her to find wisdom in her prayer time and the council of people who truly understand. Amen

Bronwyn Eyre was elected MLA for Saskatoon Stonebridge-Dakota in the 2016 provincial election.
A former radio broadcaster and columnist, Bronwyn also served as a Saskatoon public school board trustee. Previously, she was a senior writer/editor for UK-based legal publications Commercial Lawyer and European Lawyer. She attended McGill University and the University of Saskatchewan (BA’93, LL.B.’96) and speaks French, German, and Italian.
On August 23, 2016, Bronwyn was appointed Minister of Advanced Education.
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Thursday, March 30, 2017

MLA: Hon. Dustin Duncan - Weyburn-Big Muddy

Dear Lord. We pray today for the honourable Dustin Duncan. We ask you to protect he and his family from the designs of the enemy. Give him wisdom and patience as he navigates the current economic challenges. Develop his capacities to do even more with the resources that he has. Thank you for his spiritual life, and we ask that you would increase his connection with you. Amen. 

Dustin Duncan was first elected as MLA for the constituency of Weyburn-Big Muddy in a by-election in June 2006 at the age of 26. Dustin was re-elected in the 2007, 2011, and 2016 provincial elections.
In 2016, Dustin was appointed Minister of Energy and Resources, and Minister responsible for SaskEnergy Incorporated and Saskatchewan Telecommunications. He is also a member of the Board of Internal Economy. Previously, he served as Minister of Health, Minister of Environment, and Minister responsible for SaskEnergy and SaskWater. He was first appointed to cabinet in May 2009 as Minister of Tourism, Parks, Culture and Sport. Prior to being named to cabinet, Dustin served as chair of the legislature’s Standing Committee on Crown and Central Agencies.
Dustin and his wife Amanda were both born, raised, and educated in the Weyburn area. He and Amanda have one son, Jack. Dustin obtained an undergraduate degree in History from the University of Regina.
http://saskparty.com/index.php?pageid=MLAs&mla=Dustin-Duncan
 

Wednesday, March 29, 2017

MLA: Larry Doke - Cut Knife-Turtleford


Dear Lord. Thank you for Larry Doke and his work for the people of Saskatchewan. We ask today that you would give him a renewed sense of the opportunities in front of him. Gather the people around him who can make real differences, and help him sort out the real needs from the distractions. Bless he and his wife with health and happiness. Amen.

First elected to the Saskatchewan legislature in the 2011 provincial election, Larry Doke was re-elected in April of 2016.
Larry currently resides in the resort village of Metinota where he has served as a councillor, the director of the West Yellowhead Waste Resource Authority, and as the chair of the Jackfish Lake West Water Utility and Waste Water Utility.
Before moving to Metinota, Larry was the owner/operator of Fairview Dodge in North Battleford. He also took time to be involved in the North Battleford community by sitting as a board member of the local Chamber of Commerce, spending 12 years on the Parks and Recreation Board and 14 years on the board of the North Battleford Golf and Country Club with two years as its president.
Larry has served Saskatchewan as a member of Treasury Board and Investment Board and, in 2014, Premier Wall asked Larry to serve as Legislative Secretary to the Minister of Highways. He currently serves as a member of the Public Accounts Committee, and was previously a member of the Standing Committee on the Economy.
Larry and his wife Valerie have two children and five grandchildren. In his spare time, he enjoys restoring muscle cars, golfing, fishing and volunteering in the Metinota community.

Friday, March 24, 2017

MLA: Hon. Kevin Doherty - Regina Northeast

Dear Lord. We pray today for the Honourable Kevin Doherty. We ask you to be a stable hand in his challenging journey as minister of finance. Give him insight and wisdom as he balances priorities and makes decisions that have major consequences on Saskatchewan people. Amen.


Kevin was first elected to the Saskatchewan Legislature in November 2011 for the constituency of Regina Northeast. Soon after, Kevin was appointed to serve as a member of Treasury Board. Born in Rose Valley, Kevin Doherty’s parents Lenora and Mike still live on the family farm.

In June, 2014, Kevin was appointed as Minister of Advanced Education and Minister Responsible for Saskatchewan Telecommunications. He has served as Minister of Parks, Culture and Sport.

After graduating from Rose Valley High School, Kevin earned his Bachelor of Arts from the University of Saskatchewan in 1985.

In his professional life, he has worked as a division director for Investors Group (he was formely a certified financial planner), the director of government relations for Bayer Healthcare, as well as the manager of provincial relations for Glaxo Wellcome. Recently, Kevin served as the vice-president of corporate relations for SaskPower.

Kevin has a strong and diverse track record of community involvement. His service includes former president of the University of Saskatchewan Students’ Union; former member of the University of Saskatchewan board of governors; former vice-chair of the Hospitals of Regina Foundation; former member of the Regina Chamber of Commerce board of directors; and former president of the Saskatchewan Special Olympics.

Kevin enjoys spending time at the cabin in northern Saskatchewan, travelling, golfing, reading, motorcycling, and snowmobiling.

http://www.saskatchewan.ca/government/government-structure/cabinet/honourable-kevin-doherty

Thursday, March 23, 2017

MLA: Hon. Mark Docherty - Regina Coronation Park - Minister of Parks, Culture and Sport and Minister Responsible for the Provincial Capital Commission

Dear Lord. Thank you for Mark Docherty. Today we ask you to give him an extra portion of energy and drive for the season ahead. Bring new challenges that spark his interest. Refresh his heart with a meaningful devotional life, and time spent in prayer. Amen.



In June 2014, he was appointed as Minister of Parks, Culture and Sport and Minister Responsible for the Provincial Capital Commission. Mark previously served as the Legislative Secretary for disabilities and was a member of the human services caucus policy and standing committees, the committee on priorities and planning and served on the Cabinet committee for creative industries. 

Mark has worked in a number of different roles including, director of immigration settlement, director of Dales House, supervisor for health, team leader at Paul Dojack Youth Centre and as clinical director of Leading Thunderbird Lodge; a youth treatment centre for File Hills Qu’Appelle Tribal Council.

Additionally, Mark is a founding board member of Street Culture Kidz Project and has served on the board of the North Central Community Association.

Mark has earned three degrees – a Bachelor of Science through Saskatchewan Indian Federated College, a Bachelor of Human Justice from University of Regina, majoring in human rights and a Masters of Social Work, also from U of R. His interest in education has led Mark to teach Kawacatoose LPN students and youth care workers for SIAST and several courses at the University of Regina.

Mark has also represented Saskatchewan at the provincial and national levels in team handball, rugby, and lacrosse. He has competed in triathlons around the world and is a three-time finisher of the Hawaii Ironman Triathlon World Championships.

http://www.skcaucus.com/members.php?member=Mark-Docherty

Wednesday, March 22, 2017

MLA: Terry Dennis - Canora-Pelly

Dear Lord. We pray today for Terry Dennis. We ask you to round up the people that can be part of his team. Give them a renewed vision for their constituency, and the potential that is there. May he continue to provide momentum to the people around him and the mission you have put on his heart. Amen.



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

Tuesday, March 21, 2017

MLA: Dan D'Autremont - Cannington

Dear Lord. Thank you for Dan D’autremont. Thank you for his faithfulness, and his commitment to Saskatchewan. We pray that he would have a deepening walk with you and a renewed commitment to excellence. Refresh his life with a new understanding of how faith colours everything. Amen.



One of the "Original Eight" founding members of the Saskatchewan Party, Dan was first elected to the Legislature in 1991. He was re-elected in 1995, 1999, 2003, 2007, 2011, and 2016.
In opposition, Dan served as critic for Highways, Education, Energy and Mines, Health, SaskTel, ITO, SLGA and SGI. While critic for the SLGA, Dan also worked closely with the Saskatchewan Indian Gaming Authority and First Nations. He served as the chair of the caucus' Crown Corporations Committee and vice-chair of the legislature's Standing Committee on Crown and Central Agencies.
Since the Saskatchewan Party formed government, Dan has served as Minister responsible for SLGA, Government Services, and ITO. He has also served as Government House Leader, co-chair of the Legislation and Regulation Review Committee, as a member of the Standing Committee on Crown and Central Agencies, and as a member of the Public Accounts Committee.
For the 27th Legislature, Dan served as Speaker of Legislative Assembly, chair of the Board of Internal Economy, the Privileges Committee, and the House Services Committee. He is currently a member of the Standing Committee on Human Services and a member of the Private Bills Committee.
Dan and his wife Heather have three children. Family, friends, and politics are Dan's top priorities, but he also enjoys hunting, shooting, reading, computers, gaming with his children, and the Air Cadet League.
http://www.legassembly.sk.ca/mlas/Dan-DAutremont/

Friday, March 17, 2017

MLA: Herb Cox - The Battlefords

Dear Lord. Today we bring Herb Cox to you and ask that you would meet the him where he is at. Be the source of growth and meaning for him. Help him to seek you in prayer and reading, and may he encounter your wisdom and provision. Bless him in his work at the the Legislature and give him opportunity to help his constituents beyond what he has known. Amen



Herb was elected to the Saskatchewan Legislature in the 2011 provincial election for the constituency of The Battlefords.

Herb was born in Brandon, Manitoba. He attended school there and graduated from Brandon University in 1971 with a Bachelor of Arts degree in Economics. After graduation he moved to Saskatchewan and while employed with a financial institution he worked in Prince Albert, Saskatoon, Lloydminster, Swift Current, and North Battleford.

Prior to entering politics, Herb was a realtor in North Battleford since 1974, has strong roots in the community and has served with a number of organizations including: three terms as president, Battlefords Real Estate Board; four years as president, Saskatchewan Team Penning Association; two years as president, Canadian Team Penning Association; member of the Town of Battlefords industrial planning committee; and, sports chairman with the Zone Seven winter games.

In 2003, Herb served as a campaign manager with the Saskatchewan Party. He also ran as the candidate in The Battlefords in the 2007 provincial election. In that election, he came within 300 votes of becoming the MLA for the constituency.

Since his election in 2011, he has been appointed to the caucus management committee, the caucus committee for crowns and central agencies, and the legislature’s Public Accounts Committee. On September 24, 2014, Mr. Cox was appointed Government Whip.

Herb and his wife Linda are proud that their three children – a welder, a Chartered Accountant, and a pilot – all live and work in Saskatchewan.

http://saskparty.com/index.php?pageid=mlas&mla=herb-cox

Thursday, March 16, 2017

MLA: Hon. Ken Chevaldayoff - Saskatoon Willowgrove

Dear Lord. Thank you for the Honourable Ken Cheveldayoff. We ask you to bless he and his family with meaningful work and healthy lives. Give them all a hunger for God. May they all find peace and refreshing through relationship with you. Amen.


Ken was first elected MLA for Saskatoon Silver Springs in 2003. He was re-elected in the 2007 and 2011 provincial elections. With the changes in provincial boundaries, he was re-elected in 2016 as the MLA for Saskatoon Willowgrove.
Since the Saskatchewan Party formed government, Ken has been responsible for various portfolios including time as Minister of Crown Corporations, Minister of Enterprise, Minister responsible for SaskEnergy, and Minister responsible for Trade.
Ken has served Saskatchewan as Minister of First Nations and M├ętis Relations, Minister responsible for Sask Gaming Corporation, and Minister responsible for Northern Affairs.  He has also been Minister of Environment, Minister responsible for Saskatchewan Watershed Authority and Minister responsible for Saskatchewan Water Corporation.
Ken is currently Government House Leader and a member of the Privileges Committee, the House Services Committee, and the Board of Internal Economy. He also sits on the caucus Legislation and Regulation Review Committee.
Ken attended Carleton University in Ottawa, the University of Saskatchewan, and Newport University in Southern California, receiving a B.A. (Honours) in Economics and Political Science in 1988 and a Masters of Business Administration in 1996.
Prior to being elected, Ken worked with Western Economic Diversification assisting individual businesses and industries to grow and expand.
Ken and his wife Trish have raised their son Carter and daughter Paige in Saskatoon, and the entire family is very active in several community organizations and activities.

http://www.legassembly.sk.ca/mlas/Ken-Cheveldayoff/

Wednesday, March 15, 2017

MLA: Danielle Chartier - Saskatoon Riversdale

Dear Lord. We pray today for Danielle Chartier. We ask you to bring her the concerns of people that might otherwise be missed. Help her to be a key member of the opposition. Bless her personal life with rich relationships and meaningful spiritual time with you. Amen.



On September 21, 2009 Danielle Chartier was elected MLA for Saskatoon Riversdale in a by-election resulting from the retirement of former MLA, Lorne Calvert, and was re-elected in 2011.

Danielle is a third-generation resident of the Saskatoon Riversdale constituency. Originally trained as a journalist, Danielle has worked as a reporter for daily newspapers in Moose Jaw and Saskatoon, as well as weekly newspapers and monthly magazines.

After obtaining a Bachelor of Social Work degree from the University of Regina, she worked for the Saskatchewan Department of Labour, Work and Family unit, for nearly three years. Currently, she is completing a master of public administration degree through the Johnson-Shoyama Graduate School of Public Policy.

She has also worked on projects for a number of community organizations including the Saskatchewan Association for Community Living, Catholic Family Services of Saskatoon and the Children’s Discovery Museum on the Saskatchewan.

Danielle has two daughters.

http://www.daniellechartier.ca/about.html

Tuesday, March 14, 2017

MLA: Lori Carr - Estevan


Dear Lord. Thank you for Lori Carr. We pray that you would give her a peace and focus as she continues to take on more responsibility. Help her to seek you and to bring that spiritual wisdom to her government choices. Bless her family with health and security. Amen.



Lori was elected MLA for Estevan in the April 4, 2016 provincial election.
Lori lives in Estevan with her partner Bart. She has spent the past 20 years working as a licensed assistant in a financial planning office.
She is also very active in the community as a board member for the Air Cadet League, Sun County Health Region and Ducks Unlimited.
Lori has raised three children and, in her spare time, loves to travel and be with family and friends.
Lori currently serves Saskatchewan as a member of the Standing Committee on Intergovernmental Affairs and Justice.
http://www.legassembly.sk.ca/mlas/Lori-Carr/

Monday, March 13, 2017

MLA: Hon. Jennifer Campeau - Saskatoon Faiview - Minister of Central Services and Minister Responsible for Saskatchewan Transportation Company

Dear Lord. We pray today for Jennifer Campeau and the work that she does for the people of Saskatchewan. We ask you to give her wisdom and tenacity. Help her to withstand adversity and bring a level of excellence to her work that is truly exemplary. Bless her with a rich spiritual walk, and an abiding connection to you. Amen.


Jennifer Campeau was first elected to the Saskatchewan legislature in the 2011 provincial election for the constituency of Saskatoon Fairview.

Prior to entering politics, Jennifer was an instructor at the University of Saskatchewan as well as a PhD student. Jennifer also holds a Masters of Business Administration from the Edwards School of Business at the University of Saskatchewan and a Business Management undergraduate degree from the University of Lethbridge.

Jennifer has been driven to pursue politics, serve her community and go to school but the greatest accomplishment has been her daughter, Denaya. Jennifer knows firsthand the importance in doing all she can to make the province of Saskatchewan a great place for our children.

On June 5, 2014, Jennifer was appointed Minister of Central Services and Minister Responsible for Saskatchewan Transportation Company.

http://www.saskatchewan.ca/government/government-structure/cabinet/honourable-jennifer-campeau

Wednesday, March 8, 2017

MLA: David Buckingham - Saskatoon Westview


Dear Lord. Thank you for David Buckingham. Thank you for his commitment to his community and to the people of Saskatchewan. We ask that you would give him a resource filled session and the opportunity to make significant contributions. Guide him in his interactions with the public, and with government officials. May he be blessed with favour. Amen.


David Buckingham was elected MLA for Saskatoon Westview in the April 2016 provincial election. He currently serves on the Standing Committee on Economy.
Born and raised in the farming community near Shellbrook, Saskatchewan, David moved to Saskatoon in 1979 to pursue a career in the car hauling business as a commercial driver. In 1988, David and his wife Karen moved to the community of Borden to raise their three children.
Always an active volunteer in his community, David has served as a volunteer firefighter, president of the Borden Parks and Recreation Committee, and as the co-founder of the Highway 16 Fire Commission, a group that was formed to regionalize training for volunteer firefighters.
David served two terms as mayor of the Village of Borden. Prior to that he served one term as a councillor. A background in municipal government has given David a strong understanding of the issues of a growing and vibrant community. He wants to ensure the constituents of Saskatoon Westview have a voice at the provincial level as their community continues to grow.
David and his wife Karen enjoy spending time with their three children and three granddaughters.

http://www.legassembly.sk.ca/mlas/David-Buckingham/

Tuesday, March 7, 2017

MLA: Greg Bykich - Arm River

Dear Lord. We pray today for Greg Brkich. Give him a challenge this spring that he really enjoys.  May it be something that is almost like a divine assignment that would be helpful for the people of Saskatchewan. Amen.


Greg Brkich was born and raised on the family farm in the Bladworth area where he operates a grain and cattle operation. Previous to his first election as MLA, Greg served six years on Bladworth Village Council. He is still an active, long-serving member of the Bladworth Elks Club.
First elected as a Member of the Legislative Assembly on September 16th, 1999, Greg was re-elected in 2003, 2007, 2011, and again in 2016.
Greg's legislative duties have included senior critic for Regional Development and Co-operative Development, and deputy critic for SaskWater and SPMC. Greg also served on the House Services Committee, as the vice-chair of the Standing Committee on Private Members' Bills, and as a member of the Crown Corporations and Private Bills committees.
During his past terms in office, Greg has served as the Deputy Speaker and Chair of the Committee of the Whole.  He was a member of the legislature's Standing Committee on Intergovernmental Affairs and Justice, the Treasury Board, and the Investment Board. Greg has also served as a Legislative Secretary to the Minister of Agriculture and the Minister of Economy.
Greg currently serves as Deputy Government Whip, a member of the caucus New Ideas Committee, the Standing Committee on Crowns and Central Agencies, the Privileges Committee, and the House Services Committee.


http://www.legassembly.sk.ca/mlas/greg-brkich/

Monday, March 6, 2017

MLA: Fred Bradshaw - Carrot River Valley


Dear Lord. Thank you for Fred Bradshaw. Thank you for the decade of service he has given to the people of Saskatchewan at the Legislature. We ask that you would give him a new sense of compassion and care for the challenges that people are experiencing this year. 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.

http://saskparty.com/index.php?pageid=MLAs&mla=Fred-Bradshaw

Friday, March 3, 2017

MLA: Hon. Bill Boyd - Kindersley


Dear Lord. We pray today for Bill Boyd. We ask you to give him a renewed sense of your hand in his life. May he know your guidance and voice as he navigates the challenges of the next session. Bless him with a rich inner life that comes from times spent with you. 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.

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

Thursday, March 2, 2017

MLA: Steven Bonk - Moosomin


Dear Lord. Thank you for Steven Bonk. Thank you for his many talents and gifting. We pray that he would be given multiple situations this spring to put those gifts to good use. Bring the challenges that people face in Saskatchewan that he can personally help with to his attention. Amen.


Steven Bonk was nominated as candidate for Moosomin in September 2014.Steven has strong ties to his local constituency being the 5th generation of his family to reside there.

Steven has extensive experience in the domestic and international agribusiness fields. He has worked on four continents as a consultant in agricultural management and policy development. Steven has also worked as an advisor on International trade and market access. He lived in Europe for nearly a decade, where he was the managing director of livestock based enterprises and as a management consultant to help companies grow and solve strategic challenges with the transition to a free market economy, particularly in post-soviet countries in Eastern Europe and Central Asia. He communicates in four languages, facilitating his participation on international roundtable discussion panels and he is a recognized speaker at agribusiness related events. Steven is also actively involved in his family's custom grazing and livestock business near Wolseley.
In addition to his busy personal and professional life, Steven is also very involved with his community as a member of the Wolseley Community School Council, Glenavon Agriculture Society, the Southeast Saskatchewan Social Services Appeal Board, and he sits on the international committees of both the Canadian Western Agribition and Canada's Farm Progress Show.
Steven and his wife Candace have a daughter, Emma.
http://www.saskparty.com/bonk

Wednesday, March 1, 2017

MLA: Buckley Belanger - Athabasca


Dear Lord. Thank you for Buckley Belanger and his long dedication to the work of the Legislature and the people of Saskatchewan. We pray that this would be a season of deeper introspection for him. May he learn from his own experiences and adjust in order to be more intentional with the people he loves. Bless him in his work at the Legislature and in his personal life. Amen.



Buckley Belanger was first elected to the Saskatchewan legislature in 1995 and re-elected in 1999, 2003, 2007, and 2011 and 2016.

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. 

http://www.ndpcaucus.sk.ca/belanger