Pasadena, California (Date May 11, 2022) – Providence is pleased to announce the 12th annual commencement exercises to be held in Witherspoon Sanctuary in Witherspoon Hall at 10 o’clock, Saturday morning, May 14th, 2022.

Providence is honored to welcome David L. Bahnsen as the keynote speaker at this year’s Commencement. David L. Bahnsen is the Founder, Managing Partner, and Chief Investment Officer of The Bahnsen Group, a national private wealth management firm with offices in Newport Beach, New York City, Nashville, and Minneapolis, managing over $3.5 billion in client assets.

David is consistently named as one of the top financial advisors in America by Barron’s, Forbes, and Financial Times. He is a frequent guest on Fox News, Fox Business, CNBC, and Bloomberg, and is a regular contributor to National Review and World. He appears weekly on The World and Everything in It discussing the week’s economic and market news.

David serves on the Board of Directors for the National Review Institute, King’s College in New York City, and is a founding Trustee for Pacifica Christian High School of Orange County. He is the Senior Fellow of Economics for the Center for Cultural Leadership, and a long-time faculty member for both the Acton Institute and the Blackstone Fellowship of the Alliance Defending Freedom.

David is passionate about the integration of faith and economics and has lectured and written for years about a theology of wealth and the marketplace. He responds to the term, “Kuyperian,” is deeply appreciative of Tim Keller and Father Robert Sirico, and has read more systematic theology than any human should ever read. His late father, Dr. Greg Bahnsen, was a renowned Christian apologist and is David’s personal hero and mentor.

He is the author of the book, Crisis of Responsibility: Our Cultural Addiction to Blame and How You Can Cure It, and his newest book, There’s No Free Lunch: 250 Economic Truths (November 2021).

His ultimate passions are his wife of 20+ years, Joleen, their children, sons Mitchell and Graham, and daughter Sadie, and the life they’ve created together on both coasts.