Friday, September 29, 2017

MLA Nicole Rancourt, Prince Albert Northcote

King of kings and leader of leaders, we thank you for Nicole Rancourt. Help her to desire  to lead with righteousness, courage and compassion. Lord give her vision and dedication to work for Saskatchewan. Move her and all politicians beyond party lines, pre-determined positions and their existing understanding into a more expansive vision for our Saskatchewan future which leads to excellent and just strategies so all our people can thrive in peace and sufficiency.

Nicole Rancourt was elected in 2016 as the MLA for Prince Albert Northcote.  Nicole is a registered social worker and worked at the Prince Albert Parkland Health Region.
Nicole has been a volunteer with many organizations. In 2008, the Elizabeth Fry Society presented Nicole with their Rebel With A Cause award for her work with incarcerated women. She is the past chairperson of the Citizen’s Advisory Committee for Saskatchewan Penitentiary and Prince Albert Parole.  Nicole has a son and daughter, a step-son and step-daughter, and two grandsons.

Thursday, September 28, 2017

MLA Mr. Kevin Phillips, Melfort

Dear Lord. Thank you for Kevin Phillips and the work that he does for the province and his constituency. We ask that his time and energy would be used for noble purposes. May he dodge the meaningless and instead put his hand to the best of projects. Guide him in all that he does and bless his family with abiding peace and love, amen.  
Kevin Phillips was first elected to the Saskatchewan legislature in the 2011 provincial election. He was re-elected in 2016.
Kevin has lived in the Melfort constituency for nearly 40 years. He has worked in business and advertising in Melfort, which includes being a partner with the Melfort Journal for over 25 years, and sitting on the board of the Canadian Community Newspaper Association. He most recently served as Mayor of Melfort.
Kevin has been very involved in the Melfort community. He is a past president of the Kinsmen Club of Melfort and previously served as a board member and chairman of the Melfort School Division.
Currently, Kevin serves as a member of the Standing Committee on Crown and Central Agencies.  Kevin and his wife April have four children and five grandchildren.

Wednesday, September 27, 2017

MLA Hon Greg Ottenbreit, Yorkton

Heavenly Father, we thank you for Hon. Gregg Ottenbreit and his desire to serve. Grant him wisdom and strength to meet the personal and professional challenges he encounters in his important role in directing our province.

Greg was first elected as the MLA for Yorkton in the 2007 provincial election. He was re-elected in 2011 and 2016. Born in Regina, Greg is a long-time resident of Yorkton and a man who 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. He is an avid motorsports enthusiast and commercial pilot.
Greg has been married to his high school sweetheart, Leone, for over 30 years. They have two daughters, Katelin and Rayanne, as well as a son-in-law, Austin, and one granddaughter, Wynnslet.
In 1998, the couple started "Brayden Ottenbreit Close Cuts for Cancer" – an event that encourages volunteers to shave their heads to raise money for cancer research and local initiatives. The charity is named in honour of their son, Brayden, who lost his battle with cancer in 2000 at age 5. Over $800,000 has been raised for cancer research and local cancer initiatives. In recognition of these efforts, they received the Community Merit Award in 2016, presented by the Yorkton Chamber of Commerce.
Greg has served as the Legislative Secretary to the Minister of Social Services (Community Based Organizations initiative), Legislative Secretary to the Minister of Environment (Recycling), and Legislative Secretary to the Premier (Vulnerable Youth). Greg has also served as Government Whip, Deputy Government Whip, and Chair of the caucus' standing policy committee on human services as well as the legislature's Standing Committee on Human Services.
Since September of 2014, Greg has serves Saskatchewan as Minister responsible for Rural and Remote Health. Additionally, in June 2016, he was asked to take on the responsibility for the Saskatchewan-Ukraine Relations Advisory Committee.