Staff and Board

Ashe Van Steenwyk

Ashe Van Steenwyk

Executive Director, Co-Founder

M. Ashe Van Steenwyk is the Executive Director at CPI. Ashe is a writer, teacher, organizer, and spiritual director. For nearly 15 years, They have sown seeds of subversive spirituality throughout North America. They co-founded the Mennonite Worker in Minneapolis in 2004 with their wife Amy. Ashe is the author of That Holy Anarchist, unKingdom, and A Wolf at the Gate. You can find out more about Ashe here.

Debra Bell

Debra Bell

Board Member

Debra G. Bell, M.D. is a board certified family physician and a diplomate of the American Board of Integrative Holistic Medicine. She currently practices as a consultative Integrative Medicine physician at the Penny George Institute of Health and Healing in Minneapolis. Debra is cofounder of the Minnesota Institute of Contemplation and Healing.

Caspian Jensen

Caspian Jensen

Board Member

Caspian is a co-founder of the Center for Prophetic Imagination. Caspian has been a part of radical Christian community in California, Australia, and Minnesota. They are passionate about the use of art in every social movement towards liberation, queer/trans rights, redefining what Christianity looks like in the USA and most importantly: playing dress up with friends and family.

Katherine Parent

Katherine Parent

Board Chair

Katherine Parent is a PhD student at Luther Seminary and an artist-in residence at Redeemer Lutheran Church in North Minneapolis. Katherine grew up in Nashville and Seattle. After graduating from St. Olaf in 2009 she spent several years studying global Christianity in Norway. In her free time, Katherine likes to sing folk music, cook and spend time in the woods.

Jonathan Stegall

Jonathan Stegall

Board Member

Jonathan is a web and user experience designer living in South Minneapolis with his wife and daughter. He is passionate about connecting design, theology and spirituality, and justice, and looks for ways to pursue justice and join movements within faith community.

Daniel Wolpert

Daniel Wolpert

Board Treasurer

Daniel Wolpert, a student of the spiritual life, has taught in the fields of psychology and spiritual formation for the past 30 years. Co-founder and Executive Director of the Minnesota Institute of Contemplation and Healing, he’s the author of Leading a Life with God, Creating a Life with God, Meeting God in Virtual Reality, and The Collapse of the Three Story Universe.