Ms. Christine Cusanelli – MLA for Calgary-Currie

Father in Heaven we pray for Mrs. Christine Cusanelli as she is an MLA and pray
that you will help her make wise choices in the constituency she serves in. We
pray that you will open her eyes to new possibilities as she travels and talks
to the people of our province. God we ask that you keep her and her family safe
and may they have time to do the things together that they enjoy. Amen

Christine Cusanelli was elected to her first term
as the Member of the Legislative Assembly for Calgary-Currie on April 23, 2012.
She was sworn in as Minister of Tourism, Parks and Recreation on May 15, 2012,
a position she held until February 4, 2013.

She currently serves as a deputy chair of the
Standing Committee on Private Bills and the Standing Committee on Families and

She has a bachelor of education degree from Faculté
Saint-Jean, University of Alberta, and a masters degree in psychology from
Gonzaga University in Spokane, Washington. She started her career as a teacher
with the Calgary Catholic school district, where she taught elementary and
junior high students in French immersion and other educational settings. Most
recently Ms. Cusanelli led St. Michael’s school (K-9) in implementing two
international baccalaureate programs. She has been a keen supporter and
advocate for students with special needs and learning challenges.

She became a principal at age 32, placing her among
the youngest principals in Calgary. In this role she spent the past several
years working to create bonds with students, their families and the broader
community through outreach that has included visiting seniors’ homes, working
with Inn from The Cold and opening the school up to the Boys & Girls Clubs
of Calgary.

Ms. Cusanelli is a runner, cyclist and swimmer. She
has participated in triathlons, marathons and other races in the pursuit of
personal health and to fund raise for various charities. She spends time
golfing, travelling, reading and enjoying the arts with her daughter.