Christine Gutleben is senior director of the Humane Society of the United States (HSUS) Faith Outreach program. Since joining The HSUS in 2007, Ms. Gutleben has drawn together and worked with hundreds of religious leaders and individuals around the cause of animal protection, facilitating gatherings for religious leaders at HSUS headquarters and across the country to form partnerships that address the widespread abuses of animals. She created The HSUS Faith Advisory Council, The HSUS Dharmic Leadership Council and co-produced the film, Eating Mercifully, which examines Christian perspectives on factory farming. Ms. Gutleben received her master’s degree from the Graduate Theological Union and its affiliate, The Dominican School of Philosophy and Theology, in Berkeley, California where she studied theology and the interplay between food and faith.