Lord we lift up Ronald Orr, the Minister of Culture, to you and we thank you for him. We ask you to give him wisdom, strategies, and understanding; that is required to fulfill his position and duty as the Minister of Culture. Guide him in truth, strengthen him, and may he be a blessing to all those around him. Send your angels of protection over Ronald Orr, his wife Donna Marie and their three children. May you bless Ronald Orr, his wife and their three children, all Albertans and all of Alberta. In Jesus’ name. Amen.
Ronald Orr was elected as the Member of the Legislative Assembly for Lacombe-Ponoka on May 5, 2015, re-elected on April 16, 2019 and appointed Minister of Culture on July 8, 2021. Mr. Orr previously served as deputy chair, and currently serves as the chair of the Standing Committee on Alberta Heritage Savings Trust Fund. He has a master’s degree in theology and is an ordained minister. He also holds a journeyman carpenter’s ticket and a registered housing professional certificate and has previously owned a general contracting business. His community involvement includes board positions with a number of charitable organizations, including the Gull Lake Centre and Calgary’s Mustard Seed Society. He also served as a public information officer for the municipal emergency management team for the village of Clive, Alberta. Mr. Orr was born in Calgary and has lived in Lacombe-Ponoka for 13 years. He and his wife, Donna Marie, have three children.