David Clough
Co-Founder and Strategist

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-Founder and Co-Director, Policy and Operations

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.

 
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Aline Silva
Co-Director, Community Development
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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. 

 
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Sarah Herring
CreatureKind Climate Leadership Fellow

Sarah is a senior at Eastern University in Wayne, Pennsylvania. She is majoring in Biochemistry with a minor in Environmental Science, and she is also a member of the Templeton Honors College. Sarah is passionately pursuing a career in environmental justice/global health and hopes to show Christian communities that a life of discipleship necessitates caring for all of creation—including animals and nature. Sarah loves testing new vegan recipes, listening to music, biking, reading, spending time with friends and family, and exploring new places. The CreatureKind Climate Leadership Fellow position is made possible by a partnership between CreatureKind and Young Evangelicals for Climate Action (YECA).

 

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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