Maki Ashe Van Steenwyk (she/they) is the Executive Director of the Center for Prophetic Imagination in Minneapolis, Minnesota.

Ashe (formerly writing under the name “Mark”) is the author of A Wolf at the GateunKingdom, and That Holy Anarchist, and a contributor to a number of edited tomes. Ashe has been published in Sojourners, Geez Magazine,, Leadership Magazine, the Mennonite, and Mennonite World Review. Her work has been featured in the Minneapolis Star Tribute, the Boston Globe, and on

As the former co-producer of the Iconocast, Ashe interviewed Cornel West, James Cone, Bill Ayers, Starhawk, Wazayatawin and many others. These days, Ashe is usually on the other side of the virtual microphone.

Ashe has a B.S. in Ministry from the University of Northwestern, an M.Div. from Bethel Theological Seminary, and studied Spiritual Direction at the University of St. Catherine’s graduate school. Ashe is currently working on her doctoral dissertation at United Theological Seminary.

A Bit More About Ashe

The following content examples are from the “time before!” Ashe would love to replace them with new links. Reach out to invite Ashe as a guest speaker/preacher/facilitator or send her a message to have her on your podcast, livestream, or show!

Preaching Examples

  • Transfiguration” First Congregational Church of Oakland, March 2014
  • Jubilee” Church of All Nations, August 2013

Teaching Examples

Articles Featuring Ashe

Some interviews with Ashe

Ashe’s favorite interviews (as the interviewer) from the Iconocast

Ashe’s Deep Roots Episodes

Ashe on Social Media

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