Tuesday, December 22, 2009
Hon. John Yap - Minister of State for Climate Action, Member for Richmond Steveston
May you give him divine strategies to help him with these unique responsibilities.
We pray that You would protect his wife and his 2 children, and continue to strengthen the bonds they have as a family. In Jesus name, Amen
John Yap was appointed Minister of State for Climate Action on June 10, 2009. He previously served as the Chair of the Government Caucus and on various committees.
First elected in the riding of Richmond-Steveston in the 2005 provincial election, Minister Yap was re-elected in 2009.
Minister Yap is active in the community as a Rotarian, being a charter member and Past President of the Richmond Sunset Rotary Club. He is also a member of Gilmore Park United Church, where he has previously served as Board Chair, Finance Chair, Treasurer and Personnel Committee Chair. He has served as board chair of Gilmore Seniors Centre, a 117 unit seniors residence. Minister Yap is an honorary member of the Vancouver Diamond Lions Club.
Minister Yap is also a former member of the Mission Through Finance Committee of British Columbia Conference of the United Church of Canada and is a past member of the Seniors Advisory Council of the City of Richmond.
Born in Singapore, Minister Yap immigrated as a teenager to Canada with his parents and has lived in the Lower Mainland for the past 32 years, living in Richmond for 22 of those years. Married with two children, he enjoys reading, jogging, golf and travel.