Lord Jesus, thank You for the Honourable Christy Clark. We are grateful for the commitment she has made in taking on such a challenging role as Premier of British Columbia. Your word says in Psalm 28:7, “The Lord is my strength and my shield; my heart trusts in him, and he helps me.” Father, We agree together in prayer that you will encourage and strengthen Christy in all that she undertakes. We pray also that she would know with certainty that she can look to you for wisdom and discernment as she faces difficulties and criticisms. May she always know that you are there helping her and protecting her. In Jesus’ 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.