About Us


Creating spaces for justice-minded people who love Jesus to come alive and take action.


To get stuff started. To get stuff done.


Jessica S. Marquis drinks a lot of coffee, but mostly decaf. That is for everyone’s best. She is the founder of Milkweed Ministries, including Verses 3 to 5 and CAST (Coming Alive, Scheming Together) event series, as well as the author of the humorous how-to book Raising Unicorns (Adams Media). She holds an MA in Counseling with a specialization in Couple and Family Studies from Oakland University. By day, she hangs out at home and around Phoenix with her daughter and twin sons; by night, she tries to stay awake to hold coherent conversations with her husband. You can catch her musings on spirituality at Cottonwood Blessings (and her unicorn news updates at Unicornomics).