Premier Jim Prentice, PC, QC – MLA for Calgary-Foothills

Father in Heaven, we present our
Premier, Jim Prentice to You today and ask that he would be aware of Your
presence with him and Your discernment as he leads the Province of Alberta.  We pray that You would guide our Premier and
his cabinet as they collaborate and make the crucial decisions to bring our
Province into prosperity and success. 
Bless him and his family and may he experience good health and renewed
energy every waking day.  We pray all
these things in the Name of the Father, Son and Holy Spirit, Amen.


of Executive Council

Jim Prentice, PC, QC, was sworn
in as Alberta’s 16th Premier on September 15, 2014. In addition to serving as
both Premier and President of Executive Council, Mr. Prentice holds multiple
ministerial appointments, including overseeing the portfolios for International
and Intergovernmental Relations and for Aboriginal Relations. He also serves as
chair of the Planning and Priorities Cabinet Committee.

Mr. Prentice’s extensive public
service dates back to 2004 and includes three terms as the Member of Parliament
for Calgary Centre-North. During his service as an MP he oversaw various
ministries, including Industry, Environment, and Indian Affairs and Northern
Development. He also served as chair of the Operations Committee.

In addition to his public service
Mr. Prentice has worked in private industry as both vice-chair and senior
executive vice-president of CIBC, where he led the bank in the critical areas
of energy infrastructure, responsible resource development and the Asian
Pacific Rim.

A lawyer by trade, Mr. Prentice
received his bachelor of laws from Dalhousie University and a bachelor of
commerce from the University of Alberta. He was designated as a Queen’s Counsel
in 1992 and as a member of the Privy Council in 2006 and received his doctor of
laws from the University of Alberta in 2013.

Prentice was 13 when his family moved from Ontario to Grande Cache, Alberta. He
currently lives in Calgary with his wife, Karen. Together they have three
daughters and recently celebrated the birth of their second grandchild.