David Clough, Founder and Co-Director

David is Professor of Theological Ethics in the Department of Theology and Religious Studies at the University of Chester and he is a lay preacher in the UK Methodist Church. David has published quite a lot, including On Animals: Systematic Theology, which was called "indisputably the most important and comprehensive theological treatment of animals to have appeared in any language at any time in the Christian tradition.” David lives next-door to Chester Zoo, in North-West England, with his family of five humans, one cat, and three gerbils. He can be followed on Facebook or Twitter @DLClough.


Sarah Withrow King, Co-Director

Sarah is the Deputy Director of The Sider Center of Eastern University. She is the author of Animals Are Not Ours (No Really, They’re Not): An Evangelical Animal Liberation Theology and Vegangelical: How Caring for Animals Can Shape Your Faith. She lives in Philadelphia with her husband and son. They share their home with two rescued dogs and two former street cats and are covenant members of Circle of Hope.



Jane Pearce, Communications Associate

Jane holds a Master of Divinity from Yale Divinity School, where she integrated her academic and animal advocacy work with her ministerial training and founded the Div School’s first-ever student organization dedicated to animal advocacy, Yale Divinity Animal Welfare Group (YDAWG). She has also volunteered for and worked at several animal advocacy organizations, including Farm Sanctuary, the Maryland SPCA, the Humane Society of Central Washington, and the Houston SPCA. A native Texan, Jane now lives in Las Vegas with her husband and four rescued animals. 



Margaret B. Adam, Project Editor

Margaret is a Visiting Tutor of Christian Ethics at St Stephen’s House, a Church of England theological college at the University of Oxford. She also teaches U.S. undergraduates who are spending a semester abroad, in Oxford and in Bath. She holds a PhD in Christian Theological Studies from Duke University. Margaret has always loved dogs. She came to animal advocacy through her commitment to pacifism and her faith in the already but not yet peaceable kingdom. She also loves murder mysteries, cooking for a crowd, babies, her three children and two daughters-in-law, and her husband, with whom she lives at St Stephen’s House.



U.K. Advisory Council
·       Margaret Adam, St. Stephen’s House, Oxford University
·       Aaron Gross, Farm Forward
·       Rachel Muers, Leeds University
·       Julie Gittoes, Guildford Cathedral
·       Mike Higton, Durham University
·       Joyce D’Silva, Compassion in World Farming
·       David Grumett, New College, University of Edinburgh
·       Brian Brock, University of Aberdeen
·       Nick Adam, University of Birmingham

North America Advisory Council
·       Akisha Townsend Eaton, Order of St. Francis
·       Charles Camosy, Fordham University
·       Lauren Lisa Ng, One Happy Table
·       John Berkman, Regis College, University of Toronto
·       Michael Gilmour, Providence University College
·       Laura Hobgood-Oster, Southwestern University
·       Shantha Ready Alonso, Creation Justice Ministries
·       Grace Yia-Hei Kao, Claremont School of Theology
·       Kyle Meyaard-Schaap, Young Evangelicals for Climate Action
·       David Gushee, Mercer University
·       Christopher Carter, University of San Diego
·       Ed Brown, Care of Creation
·       Bruce Friedrich, The Good Food Institute
·       Aline Silva-Schreiner, Pastor.Preacher.Coach
·       Matt Halteman, Calvin College
·       Carlos Malave, Executive Director, Christian Churches Together
·       Candace Laughinghouse

If you're interested in helping to shape our strategy by serving on one of the advisory councils, please contact us.