An independent, college preparatory school, grades Transitional Kindergarten through 12

We exist to Inspire

Providence Day School exists to inspire in its students a passion for learning, a commitment to personal integrity, and a sense of social responsibility

Board of Trustees

Dr. Christopher Mullis, Board Chair


Chris is the founder and chief executive officer of NorthStar Capital Advisors, a financial planning and investment management firm. He also serves as the chief financial officer of Mullis Oil Company, a third-generation commercial fuel supplier. Originally trained as an astrophysicist (thanks to a PDS field trip in 7th grade!), Chris is an accomplished scientist and an advocate for science outreach. He has a distinguished record of scientific discovery, authored more than thirty publications in peer-reviewed journals, and serves on the Board of Directors at the Pisgah Astronomical Research Institute. Chris is a graduate of Providence Day School, valedictorian of the Class of 1990, commencement speaker to the Class of 2013, and member of the Board of Trustees since 2014.  He holds a B.A. with highest distinction in physics and astronomy from the University of Virginia. He also holds an M.S. and Ph.D. in astronomy from the University of Hawai`i.




Dr. Christopher Mullis '90
Mr. Richard K. Brown
alumni parent '15
Mr. William Lorenz
alumni parent '12, '14
Mr. Wyatt Smith
Vice Chair
current parent ’19, '20
Dr. Abigail Caudle ’92  Mr. Reginald Love '00
Mrs. Kimberly Paulk
current parent ’21
Mr. Kieth Cockrell
alumni parent '15, '16
Mr. James J. Ratchford, III
current parent '20
alumni parent '11, '14
Mrs. Monique Allen
alumni parent ’18
Mr. Mohammad Daher
current parent '27, '32  
Mrs. Lynn Nesta Reeves '86
Mr. William Blank
current parent ’19, ’29 
and alumni parent ’16
Rev. Matthew Heyd '88 Mr. Thomas Seddon
current parent '20
and alumni parent '17 
Mrs. Kelly Brooks
current parent ’21, ’23
Ms. Joy M. Hord
current parent '21, '23
Mr. Robert C. Ziegler
current parent '20, '23, '24