He who responds to the call to lead carries a burden that others can’t understand. We pray the grace of God will carry Brian through the trials and tribulations that accompany tough times. I pray that as he looks around and says… where will my help come from.. Lord, speak to him and show him that his help comes from the Lord the maker of heaven and earth. I pray you would undergird him so that he does not grow weary of doing good. I pray, Holy Spirit, that you would pour into Brian a spirit of Wisdom, Strength, Council, Understanding and Knowledge….. in all he does let him acknowledge you and you will acknowledge Him in Heaven. Amen.
Brian Pallister is the Premier of Manitoba, the Leader of the Progressive Conservative Party of Manitoba and the MLA for Fort Whyte. He resides in Winnipeg with his wife Esther and their two daughters, Quinn and Shawn. Brian graduated from Brandon University, with degrees in arts and education. From 1976 to 1979, he taught social studies at William Morton Collegiate in Gladstone, Manitoba. In 1980, he became a chartered financial consultant and started a financial services company that grew into Pallister Financial. Brian entered politics in 1992 as the MLA for Portage La Prairie and became Minister of Government Services in 1995. In 2000, he was elected as the MP for Portage-Lisgar. During his 8-year tenure in Parliament, he served as chair of the House of Commons Standing Committee on Finance, as well as Parliamentary Secretary to the Minister of Trade and to the Minister of International Cooperation. In July of 2012, Brian became leader of the Progressive Conservative Party of Manitoba. He was elected as MLA for Fort Whyte four months later. On April 19, 2016, he became Manitoba’s twenty-second premier, with PC candidates winning 40 of 57 seats.