Hon. Carol James, Victoria-Beacon Hill

Heavenly Father, we ask You to bless NDP HON Carole James, Victoria-Beacon Hill, in the many challenges and responsibilities she faces as she fulfills her role in this province. Give her the clarity she needs, the ability and the strength she needs to make the necessary decisions that are her responsibility in her role. May she be aware of Your love and care for her. In Your name, Amen……..

Carole James was elected MLA for Victoria-Beacon Hill in 2005, 2009, 2013, and 2017.  She is the Minister of Finance and Deputy Premier. Carole served as president of the B.C. School Trustees Association for an unprecedented five terms, commencing in 1995. She was elected to the Greater Victoria School Board from 1990 to 2001. She has also served at the national level as the vice-president of the Canadian School Boards Association. In 2001, Carole moved to Prince George to serve as the director of Child and Family Services for Carrier Sekani Family Services and coordinated the planning for regionalization of child and family services from the Ministry of Children and Families to an Aboriginal Authority. In July 2003, just prior to becoming leader of the B.C. New Democrats, she became coordinator with the Northern Aboriginal Authority for Families. Carole is married to Albert Gerow, a First Nations artist and elected Chief of the Burns Lake First Nation. She’s the mother of two children and a proud grandparent. She was a foster parent for over 20 years.