Bill Orsborn

Profile Updated: August 10, 2018
Residing In: Newark, OH USA
Spouse/Partner: Donata (Black) Orsborn class of '70
Homepage: www.safetywise.org
Occupation: Certified Safety Professional, Construction Health and Safety Technician
Children: * Sarah, born 1972, married; home-schooling her three children in Texas
* Seth, born 1975, PhD in More…mechanical design engineering, former professor at Bucknell University in Lewisburg, Pennsylvania, now working at new Toyota HQ in Dallas on their future designs team. His dear wife gave us our two most recent grandsons.
* Ben, born 1980, gifted musician, songwriter, performer, and living in Buffalo, NY
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I'm very happily married since '71 to Donata Black, NHS class of '70. We have lived mostly in the Cleveland area (~13 years) and Buffalo (~30 years) because of my vocation, which is occupational health and safety since '78, and my avocation, which is pastoring Jesus-seekers and His lovers since '70.

I've recently moved back to Newark to work as a project safety manager at the construction site of the new Facebook-New Albany data centers, while also still keeping our home in Buffalo.

For more history, please visit my website at www.safetywise.org, or call me anytime at (716) 836-4641; my email is williamorsborn@gmail.com.

School Story:

Grade school was always difficult for me. I remember being mercilessly teased and bullied, resulting in numerous fistfights because of my childish, poor reactions, regardless that I lost every fight. I remember how Jim Madison became my close friend, my defender, my savior, which seemed to cause others to lay off me.

I remember the many joys I had being basketball manager for six years, grades 7-12, and the many friends made through basketball, and the many championships we won, and how the teams always considered me to be one of them, even though I wasn't actually a player (although I did win the foul-shooting contest, once!). These experiences gave me the confidence I've carried with me my entire life.

I remember being extremely shy around girls, especially with my unrequitted first love in grades 4-9. I remember my first kiss, as a senior, and how it freaked me out. I remember dating several classmates after high school, until I met the love of my life, my wife Donata Black (class of '70) in 1971.

I remember finding Jesus my senior year, and how I was nevertheless neglected by Christian leaders, and was without a shepherd to feed me and guide me. I remember how I became rebellious, got into a lot of trouble my last semester at NHS and first year of college, got drafted by the army, but failed my medical exam. I remember how the Lord found me in 1970 in the depths of despair, and He restored my soul, causing me to become full of Christ, myself a shepherd of others' souls through pastoring, and through my professional carrier in occupational health and safety.

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