Thursday, August 9, 2012

MLA: Michael Sather - Maple Ridge-Pitt Meadows

Dearest Heavenly Father, we thank You for Your wisdom in leading Michael Sather, MLA for Maple Ridge-Pitt Meadows and Deputy Opposition Critic for Environment, to his place in our Legislature at this time.  Thank You, oh Sovereign of all, for the rich tapestry that is the life of MLA Sather and for choosing him to serve the people of our province in his current capacity.  We ask that You continue to direct his steps and to be there for him in his hour of need.  May he sense Your guidance and draw strength from the One who never grows tired or weary.  May You bless MLA Sather and his family with the abundance of Your loving kindness.  We ask this in Jesus’ name.

Michael Sather was re-elected as the MLA for Maple Ridge-Pitt Meadows on May 12, 2009. He was first elected to the Legislature in 2005.

Michael serves as deputy opposition critic for Environment.

Michael attained a teaching certificate from the University of Alberta and taught school in Alberta. Michael later attained his Bachelor of Science in Zoology at the University of Alberta.

He moved to British Columbia in 1974 and pursued a career studying wildlife for the next ten years. In 1985 he became a wilderness guide and set up a small business as owner/operator of Hummingbird Nature Tours in Maple Ridge.

Michael also served as the Constituency Assistant to former NDP MLA Bill Hartley.

Michael attained his Masters Degree in Psychology in 1998 and was employed as a Mental Health Therapist for the Fraser Health Authority for three and a half years prior to being elected MLA.

Michael has an extensive background and experience in agriculture, education, environment, small business, social services and health care.

Michael lives with his spouse, writer and conservationist Annette LeBox. He has two stepchildren, Christian and Sara.

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