Rev. Ann Marie Bentsi-Addison Posey M.DIv
The Rev. Ann Marie Bentsi-Addison Posey CNM, CNS, MSN, MDiv 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. Her dedication to Maternal Child Healthcare includes caring for High Risk Obstetrical patients and those who care for them as the Perinatal Clinical Nurse Specialist and Outreach Coordinator at Westchester Medical Center and most recently as the Regional Director of Patient Services and Operations at Planned Parenthood Hudson Peconic.
As the Luke 1:42 states “Blessed are you among women, and blessed is the child you will bear!”.
She formally answered her call to preach in September of 2001. 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 currently pursuing her Doctorate of Ministry at Interdenominational Theological Center in Atlanta. Her doctoral coursework surroundsReproductive Justice through the lens of African Methodism. Rev. Ann Marie Bentsi-Addison Posey answered her call to preach and 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 also served at Mount Carmel AME church in New Rochelle, as Minister to Youth. She was assigned to Pastor New Covenant African Methodist Episcopal Church in 2014 and served faithfully. On June 17, 2017, she was returned home to Pastor Union AME Church. She is a dedicated wife, a proud mother of three and most importantly, a humble servant of the omnipotent, omniscious, omnipresent God.
Her theme scripture comes from Exodus 1:21, “and because the midwives feared God, he gave them families of their own.”