Dear Heavenly Father, we lift up the Honourable Ronald Orr, MLA for Lacombe-Pokoka. We pray especially for his work towards cultural development. Help him to lead and guide according to your words in Colossians 3:12, “Therefore, as God’s chosen people, holy and dearly loved, clothe yourselves with compassion, kindness, humility, gentleness and patience.” (NIV) We ask that you would help us all to be kinder and gentler as we work towards creating a culture of compassion. In the Name of Jesus we pray, 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.