Clergy and Staff
The Rev. Robert Osborne
Robert was born and raised in the state of Connecticut. He completed his undergraduate studies at Messiah College. During his time there, he was granted the opportunity to study abroad at several institutions, including: Chiang Mai University, Uganda Christian University, and the University of Oxford. His undergraduate research interests centered upon sociology, cultural anthropology, and world religions. From there, he went on to study human rights at the University of Oslo Faculty of Law. Robert felt a call to ministry after working in the field of human rights and peacemaking in Northern Nigeria. He completed a Master of Divinity at Trinity Episcopal School for Ministry in Ambridge, PA and was ordained to the priesthood in March of 2019. His interest and vocational path have ranged from working in the insurance industry, prison ministry, refugee work, interfaith dialogue, coaching competitive rock climbing, peacebuilding and human rights work in the USA and around the world.
Carl is a native of Nashville, a graduate of John Overton High School and George Peabody College for Teachers. He is a retired computer programmer, having specialized in Electronic Data Interchange for the last twenty or so years of his career. Carl studied organ with the late Sam Batt Owens at Peabody, and later sang in the St. George’s Choir under Dr. Owens’ direction, occasionally substituting at the organ console. He has served Nashville area churches, including St. Philip’s, Donelson, Epiphany, Lebanon, and currently Holy Trinity, Nashville since 2005. He joined the staff of St. Joseph's in 2016.
Organist and Choir Director
Sandra Disney graduated from Western Kentucky University with a Bachelor of Music Degree. After relocating several times while raising her two children, she and her husband settled in the Nashville area in 1995 so they could be closer to their families. She retired from teaching music after twenty years in the Sumner County School System in 2015.
Sandra has served as an organist and/or choir director in several cities, including Louisville, Kentucky; Racine, Wisconsin; and Florence, South Carolina. After settling in Tennessee, she joined the staff of St. Joseph of Arimathea in 2008 where she has had the opportunity to work with the clergy, staff, and members of the parish.