As co-leaders, Bigelow and Davis Lamb have a wide background in advocacy on conversation, climate change, and environmental justice issues.
Karyn Bigelow previously served as a policy advisor at Bread for the World leading the climate change portfolio. Her specialty area is the intersections of food security and climate change, while adding a racial equity lens to the work.
“I am excited to join Creation Justice Ministries in its mission to mobilize Christians to protect, restore, and rightly share God’s creation,” Bigelow said. “I am dedicated to work to see the restoration of God’s creation, and look forward to joining the Creation Justice Ministries community.”
Avery Davis Lamb previously led environmental justice campaigns and environmental policy at Interfaith Power and Light and Sojourners. His work has crossed religious and scientific lines, seeking to bridge the gap between the church, science, and the public.
“In this moment of profound ecological and social breakdown, Creation Justice Ministries can speak with prophetic, moral clarity,” Lamb said. “I am excited to co-lead this organization, continuing the Christian tradition of creation justice.”
Karyn Bigelow has served as the policy advisor and project manager as well policy analyst and research analyst at Bread for the World, focusing on the intersections of climate change, food security and racial equity. She is a steering committee member of the American Baptist Churches’ Creation Justice Network and on the Leadership Committee of the Pan African Young Adult Network. She earned her Master in Divinity from Pittsburgh Theological Seminary, where she sat on the Board of Directors, and her undergraduate degree in social relations and policy from Michigan State University. She is currently pursuing a Master of Science in Global Food Security and Nutrition focusing her studies and research on sustainability. She has published numerous articles on topics such as environmental racism and climate change and was featured in the Institute for Ecological Civilization’s EcoCiv podcast. She holds a certificate in Beekeeping and is a former Green Faith Junior Fellow.
Avery Davis Lamb is an activist, ecologist, and public theologian working at the intersection of Christianity and environmental justice. He has a background in both ecological research and faith-based environmental organizing, studying ecology in various ecosystems and organizing faith communities across the country in support of action on environmental justice. Previously he has worked for Sojourners and Interfaith Power & Light. He serves on the board for The Center for Spirituality in Nature and is a Fellow with the Re:Generate Program at Wake Forest Divinity School and the Foundations of Christian Leadership Program at Duke Divinity School. Currently, Avery is at Duke University pursuing a Master of Environmental Management in Ecosystem Science & Conservation and a Master of Theological Studies, with certificates in Faith, Food & Environmental Justice and Community-Based Environmental Management. His research focuses on the role of religious communities in building climate resilience and adaptation, with emphasis on the virtue of “climate hospitality.”