Dear Heavenly Father, we thank You that we are able to come with boldness to Your precious throne of grace on behalf of our Premier, the Honourable Christy Clarke. We pray for Your presence of love and grace to rest on her and that she will know the “Joy of the Lord, to be her strength.” May You grant her clear direction, sound judgement, & divine discernment for the many challenging decisions she makes daily and that in her you will reflect Your will and desire for this province. Bless her with good health and a rich supply of Your loving care and protection in her travels, knowing Your word will be a lamp to her feet and a light to Her pathway. In Jesus strong name we pray. Amen.
Christy Clark was sworn in for her second term as British Columbia’s 35th Premier on June 10, 2013 and was elected Westside-Kelowna MLA in a by-election on July 10, 2013.
She previously served as the MLA for Vancouver-Point Grey (2011-2013), Port Moody-Burnaby Mountain (1996-2001) and Port Moody-Westwood (2001-2005). She has served as Deputy Premier, Minister of Education, Minister of Children and Family Development and vice-chair of Treasury Board.
She took a break from government in 2005 to spend more time with her family. She worked in the media during her time from government, including as a columnist and commentator and host of the “Christy Clark Show” on CKNW.
Premier Clark brought the anti-bullying “Pink Shirt Campaign” to British Columbia to raise awareness of issues related to bullying in our schools, workplace and communities.
She has received several awards, including the YWCA Woman of Distinction Award and the 2009 Woman of the Year in BC by the Consumer Choice Awards. She attended Simon Fraser University (SFU), the Sorbonne (France) and the University of Edinburgh (Scotland, UK), studying Political Science and Religious Studies. She was born and raised in Burnaby and graduated from Burnaby South Senior Secondary.