As the only Reformed Christian College on the west coast, Providence Christian College in Pasadena will celebrate a major milestone this month – the 500th Anniversary of the Reformation.

Providence will honor Reformation Day, a key holiday in the Reformed tradition, that marks the day Martin Luther nailed his 95 theses to the door of All Saints’ Church in Wittenberg, Germany back in 1517 that signaled the beginning of the Protestant Reformation.

On Wednesday, October 25 at 11 am in Franson Hall,  Providence will feature guest speaker Bob Doll, a nationally recognized business leader and equities expert with Nuveen Asset Management. In his esteemed career, Doll has served as chief equity strategist at Blackrock. Merrill Lynch and Oppenheimer Funds. Doll is regularly featured on broadcast news channels and frequently quoted major publications. The event is free and open to the public.

In honor of such a pivotal moment in our Christian history, I’ve invited my very good friend Robert Doll, a nationally recognized business leader, and devout Christian, to speak at chapel on the topic of Faith and Vocation, an important Reformation theme,” says Providence President Dr. Jim Belcher. 

Other activities are planned for the celebration including Homecoming Weekend festivities with Reformation themed games and Dr. Scott Clark from Westminister Seminary speaking in chapel on Friday, October 20.

Bob Doll is a senior portfolio manager and chief equity strategist at Nuveen Asset Management, headquartered in Chicago, IL. He is a highly-respected authority on the equities markets among investors, advisors and the media. As the author of widely-followed weekly commentaries and annual market predictions, Bob provides ongoing, timely market perspectives. Prior, Bob was chief equity strategist at Blackrock, president and chief investment officer of Merrill Lynch Investment Managers and chief investment officer of Oppenheimer Funds. He has 36 years of portfolio management experience, received a B.S. in accounting and a B.A. in economics from Lehigh University and an M.B.A. from the Wharton School of the University of Pennsylvania. Bob appears regularly on CNBC, Bloomberg TV and Fox Business News discussing the economy and markets. He has also been quoted in major business publications such as The Wall Street Journal, Barron’s and Financial Times.