Personnel

Staff

Robert Osburn, PhD, Executive Director

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Bob Osburn has a PhD in international education  from the University of Minnesota (2005), where he also was an adjunct lecturer for seven years in the Department of Organizational Leadership, Policy, and Development. In 1978 he earned his ThM in Christian education at Dallas Theological Seminary, after earning a BA from the University of Michigan (1973). He has spent 33 years serving in international student and academic ministry at the University of Minnesota, and successfully launched the 1998 World View for World Healing Conference that challenged international students to engage the deepest needs of their societies on the basis of a Christian worldview. He has been married to Susan for 43 years, and is the father of four sons. View Robert Osburn’s Curriculum Vitae or email Bob here.

Jill Boehrs, Bookkeeper and Administrative/Program Assistant

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Jill Boehrs has served as the bookkeeper for Wilberforce Academy since it was founded in 2009. She has worked behind the scenes to support the mission of the Academy and is enjoying her recently expanded role as administrative assistant. It is a joy to see how God is using Wilberforce Academy to develop Christ-animated change agents throughout the world.

Jill has been married to Bruce for 21 years and lives in Blaine where they are raising their 4 children. She enjoys gardening, reading, and exploring lake country. 

She first met Bob while participating in a comparative worldview class that he was teaching over 20 years ago and met his wife, Susan, while serving in children’s ministry.


Advisors

Kristin Robbins, Economic Club of Minnesota
Dr. Carol Hamrin, Co-editor of Salt and Light: Lives of Faith that Shaped Modern China (2009)
Dr. Bob Moffitt (Harvest Foundation and Disciple Nations Alliance)
Josiah Lindstrom (Ernst & Young, Minneapolis)


Board

Glenn Bratt, MDiv
Rinto Dasuki, MS Board chair  (Staff Engineer, Seagate Technologies)
Lee Granlund, CPA Board treasurer
Robert Osburn, PhD (Executive Director)