Meet Reverend Donna Owusu-Ansah

Reverend Donna Olivia Owusu-Ansah is a woman who has been made whole by the love, grace, and mercy of Jesus Christ. She is a preacher, chaplain, teacher, artist, writer, thinker, and dreamer who loves to study the Word of God, encourage others, and worship God.

In April 2007, Rev. Owusu-Ansah answered her call to ministry. She was licensed to preach the Gospel of Jesus Christ in June 2008 at the Bethesda Baptist Church of New Rochelle, NY under the leadership of the Reverend Dr. Allen Paul Weaver, Jr. Rev. Owusu-Ansah was ordained to the Gospel ministry in August 2010 at Bethesda under the auspices of the United Missionary Baptist Association of Metropolitan New York. She served as the Assistant-to-the Pastor at the Bethesda Baptist Church from June 2010 until June 2012. Currently, Rev. Owusu-Ansah works as a Chaplain at Haven Hospice located at JFK Medical Center in Edison, NJ and is an Associate Minister at the New Hope Baptist Church in Metuchen, NJ under the leadership of the Reverend Dr. Ronald L. Owens. Rev. Owusu-Ansah serves at the Minister of Church Life at New Hope.

Rev. Owusu-Ansah graduated from New York University in 1999 (Bachelor of Science, Studio Art) and Howard University in 2004 (Master of Fine Art, Photography). In 2007 she enrolled in the Theological School at Drew University and graduated at the top of her class in May 2010 (Master of Divinity, Pastoral Theology). In May 2017, she completed her fourth and final unit of Clinical Pastoral Education (CPE) at JFK Medical Center, Edison, NJ.

Rev. Owusu-Ansah has always been interested in the creative power of words and the way in which words and story can be used to bring forth new life, heal individuals, and grow communities. She is a features writer for Urban Faith Magazine (Urban Ministries Inc.) and also writes about marriage, motherhood, ministry, and miles on her website (www.reverendmotherrunner.com).

Rev. Owusu-Ansah is married to Mr. Joseph Owusu-Ansah. Together they have two beautiful daughters. She is also an avid runner and completed the Philadelphia Marathon in 2017. She is affectionately known by “Donna O” by her mother and “Reverend Mother Runner” by her Black Girls Run Sisters.

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