The name Mayowa Ope’ Oluwa is Yoruba for “She brings Joy, All Praises to God”. It is the driving force for her energy and commitment to service and love. Mayowa is a native of Detroit and graduate of Detroit Public Schools. She received her Bachelor of Arts in Dance and Education with a minor in Humanities from Marygorve College. She also received her Masters in the Art of Teaching from Marygrove. Mayowa received many awards including the Catherine Bicknell Fellowship to Benin, West Africa, Distinguished Student and Who’s Who Among American Colleges and Universities. Mayowa is currently at Ashland Theological Seminary pursuing a Masters of Divinity Degree with a concentration in Pastoral Counseling.
Rev. Reynolds is an active member of Fellowship Chapel where she serves as Associate Minister under the leadership and direction of her Pastor, Reverend Wendell Anthony. She is a vacation bible school teacher, liaison for Women’s Christian Fellowship, Christian Education and the “Intonjane” coming into womanhood rites of passage program at Fellowship Chapel. She is a community activist using the performing arts as a vehicle to promote awareness, unity, cultural pride, and personal excellence for the youth of Detroit.
Mayowa is a dance teacher at the Detroit School of Arts where she serves as the advisor for the National Honor Society and Band Auxilliary. She has been nominated several times for Who’s Who of American Teachers. She is a member of Mack Alive community organization, under the direction of Detroit Councilwoman Alberta Tinsley Talabi. Mayowa has won several awards for her outstanding choreography and direction on behalf of Plowshares Theatre.