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, Policy and Operations Director

Sarah holds an MTS with a concentration in Christian Faith and Public Policy from Palmer Theological Seminary and 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 and writes for Evangelicals for Social Action, CreatureKind, and Red Letter Christians. She drinks black coffee and does The New York Times crossword every day. Sarah lives in Oregon with her husband and son. They share their home with two rescued dogs and two former street cats.


Aline Silva, Community Development Director

As a graduate of the University of Kansas and Central Baptist Theological Seminary, Aline Silva has served as a local parish pastor in rural and farming populations for the last 10 years. Aline shares herself as a queer, Brazilian immigrant to the US, who chooses not to eat non-human animals, her fellow-worshippers of God. Aline is pastoral, an excellent preacher, and life coach. You can most often find her laughing out loud, dancing, and sharing her life with her emotional support pup and main squeeze, pacoca (pah-saw-kah). You can learn about Aline and her work by searching the hashtag #thisiswhatapreacherlookslike or by following CreatureKind on Twitter, Facebook, and Instagram.


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. 


North American Advisory Council


U.K. Advisory Council

“CreatureKind is leading a crest of new interest and energy in protecting and supporting non-human animals. As someone who cares deeply about these issues, and in ways which don’t artificially divide the ideas from the activism, I couldn’t be more supportive.” – Charles Camosy, Fordham University

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

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