Our Father and God in Heaven, we pray earnestly at this time for MLA: Hon. Mary McNeil and her leadership role. It’s wonderful, dear Lord, to know that You have said in Your Holy Word “pray for those who lead”. We thank You that You will hear our prayers for our leaders since it is Your Will that we pray for them. Lord help her with her work load and not only the work serving the people of British Columbia but also when she is serving in her own household. We ask for Your encouragement to her and may she find refreshing times of reward even though the hard days as a legislator. We thank You for Minister McNeil and make her way prosperous by providing her with Your wisdom in all her decision making. We also ask that You continue to give her strength in every situation that a good leader will encounter. Thank You in advance Lord Jesus and it’s in Your Holy Name that we pray. Amen.
Minister Mary McNeil was appointed Minister for Children and Family Development on March 14, 2011. Before that, she served as Minister of Citizen Services from June 11, 2010 to March 14, 2011. She previously served as Minister of State for The Olympics and Actnow BC.
Minister McNeil was elected MLA for Vancouver-False Creek in the 2009 general provincial election.
Most recently, Mary served as president and CEO of the BC Cancer Foundation for eight years. She has served in key roles for international economic events including the G7 meetings in Halifax and Toronto, APEC in Vancouver and the XI international conference on AIDS. Mary has also served on the Vancouver Police Board for four years.
Mary was born and educated in Vancouver and has lived in Yaletown for 15 years with her husband of 41 years, Rod. She has raised four daughters and currently has 13 grandchildren.