Maki Ashe Van Steenwyk (she/her) is the co-founder and 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. She has been published in Sojourners, Geez Magazine,, Leadership Magazine, the Mennonite, and Mennonite World Review. Ashe’s work has been featured in the Minneapolis Star Tribute, the Boston Globe, and on

Ashe was the founder of the Mennonite Worker, a radical Christian congregation and intentional community that offered food and lodging to folks experiencing homelessness from 2004 to 2017. During that time, she travelled throughout North America as a speaker, consultant, and retreat facilitator, largely around themes related to radical Christian community.

As the former co-producer and co-host of the Iconocast, Ashe interviewed Cornel West, James Cone, Bill Ayers, Starhawk, Wazayatawin and many more.

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 completing her doctoral dissertation at United Theological Seminary.

You can download my basic resume here. A full C.V. is available upon request.