Union A.M.E. Church Leadership
Union A.M.E. Church is blessed to have a leadership team who are truly dedicated to Christ and accomplishing His will. Following are brief bio's of our leadership team and their qualifications for ministry.
Rev. Dr. Ann Marie Bentsi-Addison Posey
Rev. Dr. Ann Marie Bentsi-Addison Posey, M. Div., Certified Nurse Midwife, CNS, MSN, was born with the expressed assignment to be in service to women. She began her professional career in the Neonatal Intensive Care Unit, where she labored for twelve years providing primary healthcare to fragile neonates and their families. It was there that she felt the strong tugging of the Almighty to minister to women in their moments of deep sorrow and despair. She then moved on to practicing midwifery. As the word "midwife" exemplifies, she was truly "with women". It was then that she began to nurture the mind, body and spirit approach to women’s healthcare. She cared for women from conception to childbirth, using these moments as a consummate example of God’s grace here in the earth. She is currently engaged in the fight to amplify the voices of those in the battle for reproductive and social justice in her work as Regional Director of Patient Services and Operations at Planned Parenthood Hudson Peconic. Ever mindful of the thought that God rewards those who stands with and supports the needs of others, she perseveres daily to answer His call to serve. As her signature scripture support. " And because the midwives feared God, he gave them families of their own." Exodus 1:21
She formally answered her call to preach in September of 2000. She attended the AME Ministerial Training Institute where she sat at the feet of those great AME preachers, learning the subtle nuances of shepherding God’s flock under the great tradition of African Methodism. She has attained both Bachelors’ and Masters’ degrees in Nursing and she has a Masters of Divinity from New Brunswick Theological Seminary. She is presently matriculated at Interdenominational Theological Center in Atlanta in pursuit of her Doctorate in Ministry, with a focus on The Black church, Social and Environmental Justice and Public Policy.
Rev. Ann Marie Bentsi-Addison Posey served for many years as the Minister to Youth at Union AME Church in Warwick NY. There she was instrumental in the continuation of the Rights of Passage Program and the initiation of Diakonos de Theos "Servants of God" Liturgical Dance Ministry. She has also served as the Minister to Women at St. Luke AME Church, Harlem, NY where her focus was the Mind, Body and Spirit approach to Christ. She has served at Mount Carmel AME church in New Rochelle, as Minister to Youth. On February 8th, 2014, she was assigned to the pastoral charge of New Covenant AME Church in Tobyhanna, PA.
On June 17th 2017, she returned to the place of her ministerial roots to pastor Union AME church in Warwick, New York. She is a dedicated wife, a proud mother of three and most importantly, a humble servant of the omnipotent, omniscious, omnipresent God.
Dr. Alicia Olowu
Evangelist Dr. Alicia Olowu, D.O., has been a member of Union A.M.E. Church since her youth. Strengthened through her faith, she was able to accomplish many goals in her life at a young age, including graduating from Syracuse University with a Bachelors in Biology and Psychology, graduating from New York Institute of Technology College of Osteopathic Medicine, and graduating from Garnet Health Medical Center's Family Medicine Residency, all by the age of 31 years old, while caring for her son, daughter, and husband.
She is now a Family Medicine Physician at Garnet Health Doctors, where she provides care for the community for which she grew up in. She understands that although she was called to become a doctor, God also has a greater calling on her life to serve and bring others closer to God through her as His vessel.