Lord, we thank You for the giftings and abilities that You have given to MLA: Michael Sather. We thank You that he is a man who is persistent and desires to do his best for those in his constituency and this province. We ask that in his pursuit to have honest government that You would give him wisdom and lead him into the areas where he can cause effective change making our province an even more desirable place to live and work. We ask this in the name of Jesus.
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 and Fisheries critic.
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.