Bob and Nancy Osborne
Bob Osborne was born and raised in Massachusetts. After graduating from the University of Massachusetts with a degree in Psychology in 1979, Bob spent a term with the Peace Corps in Africa. He remained in Africa after completing his term, transitioning into a leadership role in relief and development work with UNICEF.
In 1982 Bob returned to the States for a brief period to complete a Masters’ degree in International and Cross-cultural Administration and to marry Nancy, a fellow Peace Corps volunteer. Together they returned to Africa where Bob continued working in relief and development efforts with CARE holding various senior leadership positions in Mozambique and Kenya. His experience included overseeing the transport and distribution of relief goods and managing multi-million dollar development projects in agriculture, water systems, school construction, AIDS prevention and literacy.
Bob came to Christ through the witness of Christian missionaries he and Nancy met while living in Africa. They moved back to the States in 1990, and Bob began serving as Executive Director of the Charlottesville, VA affiliate of Love INC (In the Name of Christ), a ministry which seeks to mobilize local churches for mercy ministry.
Seven years later, Bob took a position as Director of Missions and Ministries at Trinity Presbyterian Church, where he served for 4 years. In 2002, Bob joined World Harvest Mission (WHM) as their U.S. Director. In June of 2005, the WHM Board of Directors appointed Bob Osborne to be the mission’s next Executive Director.
Bob has been a student of non-profit leadership all of his life. He has a passion for seeing the Kingdom advance through the power of the gospel changing lives of believers and unbelievers. He has been an ordained Ruling Elder in the Presbyterian Church in America (PCA) since 2000. He and his lovely wife, Nancy, have 2 children – Leigh and Brian.
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