Movement Day Main Speakers' bios


Dr. Pier, Founder of Movement, moved to New York from South Dakota in 1984. He served for thirteen years with InterVarsity Christian Fellowship overseeing 15 campuses as Area Director and spoke at the 1993 and 1996 Urbana Mission Conferences.

In 1988, Mac founded Concerts of Prayer with colleagues from Here’s Life Inner City.  To date, more than 250,000 people from 2,000 churches have participated in the Metro NYC prayer movement.

Dr. Pier along with Dr. Tim Keller, co-founded the Church Multiplication Alliance in 2003. Its emphasis on united prayer and church planting was a catalyst for the 300% growth of evangelical Christianity in Manhattan from 1989-2009.

In 2008, responding to the expressed needs of local pastors and leaders, Mac founded The New York City Leadership Center (renamed in 2018). Movement Day began shortly thereafter in 2010.  Since then leaders from 400 cities and 95 countries have participated in Movement Day Expressions with new cities being added monthly.

Mac also serves the Lausanne Movement as Co-Catalyst for Cities.

Dr. Pier earned his Master of Arts degree in religion from Trinity Evangelical Divinity School and his doctorate at Palmer Theological Seminary. He is the author of 8 books including the series – A Disruptive Gospel, A Disruptive Generosity, and A Disruptive God.  A Disruptive Gospel was named an outreach resource of the year by Outreach Magazine in 2018.  Mac also wrote The Power of a City at Prayer on the one-year anniversary of 9/11. His most recent book is, All In: The Life, Message and Legacy of John Maisel.

Mac and Marya have lived in New York City for 35 years. They have three married children and four grandchildren.

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Bob Doll is Chief Equity Strategist and Senior Portfolio Manager at Nuveen Asset Management. Bob manages the Large Cap Equity Series, consisting of sevens trategies.

Prior to joining Nuveen Asset Management in 2012, Bob held similar roles at other large asset management firms, including serving as Chief Equity Strategist at Blackrock, President and Chief Investment Officer of Merrill Lynch Investment Managers (MLIM) and Chief Investment Officer of OppenheimerFunds, Inc. He has 39years 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. He is a Certified Public Accountant and aChartered Financial Analyst. Bob appears regularlyon CNBC, Bloomberg TV and Fox Business News discussing the economy and markets.

Bob and his wife Leslie live in Princeton, New Jersey and have three children. He is also choir director at his local church.Bob serves on a number of boards including the Alliance of Confessing Evangelicals, Word of Life Fellowship, New Canaan Society, Kingdom Advisors, National Christian Foundation, Gordon Conwell Theological Seminary, The Lausanne Movement,, Cairn University and the Princeton HealthCare System.

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