Monday, August 8, 2011

MLA: Michelle Mungall - Nelson-Creston

We truly thank You today Lord for MLA Michelle Mungall. She is a young, bright and vibrant woman and we appreciate her willingness to serve in the legislature. She has excelled not only in her university studies but also in the compassionate work she has been involved in to make this a better world to live in by helping the less fortunate. We pray Lord You will bless her work in the legislature and in her riding of Nelson-Creston. May she inspire and give courage to the youth of British Columbia by her example. Fill her with Your love and grace and keep her in Your perfect peace. In Jesus precious Name we pray.

At the age of 31 years-old, Michelle became the first woman elected as MLA in Nelson-Creston. Seven years earlier, in 2002, she set another record as the youngest person ever elected to Nelson City Council.
Michelle serves as opposition critic for Advanced Education, Youth and Labour Market Development.
Her university studies and her career in community development eventually brought her to Zambia, where she worked to better the lives of girls with HIV/AIDS. Michelle served as Nelson City Councillor (2002-2005); Community Coordinator, Nelson Committee on Homelessness; National Programs Assistant, YWCA Zambia; and managed the Nelson food security and micro-finance non-profit organizations.
Michelle holds a BA (Honours) in Political Science from University of Alberta and a MA in Human Security and Peacebuilding from Royal Roads University.
She was the 2008 Recipient of the National Social Sciences Humanities Research Council Joseph-Armand Bombardier Canada Graduate Scholarship and is bilingual in English and French.
Michelle and her partner Zak reside in their Nelson home. They enjoy skiing, hiking, local arts and being active in the region.

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