Our Team.

Employees

Patrick Regan OBE

Chief Executive Officer

About Patrick Regan

Patrick is CEO and co-founder of Kintsugi Hope, which came about following a series of personal trials and ill-health affecting Patrick and his family. Prior to that, Patrick led urban youth work charity XLP, which he founded in 1996 and ran for 22 years.

Patrick has travelled to over 40 countries, working with and on behalf of the poorest communities, and is a regular contributor on radio and TV on issues of justice and wellbeing. He has received the Mayor of London Peace Award and was also awarded an OBE from Her Majesty the Queen for services to young people. Patrick is an Honorary Fellow of the South Bank University for his contribution towards justice and wellbeing.

Patrick is a passionate communicator equally at home on the main stage at major UK political party conferences and engaging in robust debates in the media as he is connecting with business and community leaders, and speaking to inmates in a maximum security prison or gang leaders in Jamaica. Patrick is also Patron of Welcome Churches whose vision is for every refugee in the UK to be welcomed by their local church.

Patrick is married to Diane and has four children. He is the author of six books, mostly recently Bouncing Forwards”.

Diane Regan

Operations Manager

About Diane Regan

As well as managing Kintsugi Hope's day-to-day operations, Diane manages the Kintsugi Hope Wellbeing Groups led by her passion to help people realize and fulfil their potential.

In previous roles, Diane has worked in both the corporate and charitable sectors with the final focus on seeking to strengthen the two worlds by bringing them together. As well as being the Mum to four children, she is a singer/songwriter and professional life coach, School Governor and Chair of the charity Christians in Entertainment. Diane is also an ambassador for the popular national Psychologies magazine.

Diane is the first to admit she makes mistakes every day but is grateful that this doesn't mean she's a failure, it makes her human. If she had one sentence she was allowed to communicate, it would be that we're called to love, not to fix.

Ludivine Kadimba

Wellbeing Group Coordinator

About Ludivine Kadimba

Ludivine joined Kintsugi Hope in January 2018 as the charity's Administrator/PA. Immediately prior to that, Ludivine worked as a Research Analyst in Corporate Governance for four years. This was her first full time appointment after juggling motherhood, studies, part-time work and volunteering for over 10 years. Having studied NGO and Development Management, Ludivine always wanted to come back to the third sector.

Originally from France, Ludivine came to the UK on a gap year over twenty years ago. She fell in love with the UK and the rest is history! A mother of four children, she is kept busy outside work. Having had a number of close relationships with people struggling with their mental health, Ludivine is passionate about eradicating stigma and believes that the mental health dialogue must be ongoing.

Alex Newson

IT Coordinator & Developer

About Alex Newson

Alex is currently working part-time as Kintsugi's IT Coordinator and Developer alongside studying Computer Science at Essex University. Alex currently manages and updates the website, heads up the IT and some graphic design for Kintsugi Hope. In his free time he loves to play games, code and watch TV.

Jess Cooper

Personal Assistant to Patrick Regan CEO
& Communications Coordinator

About Jess Cooper

Jess started working as PA to Patrick in January 2019 and previously worked as Database and Finance Administrator for Kintsugi Hope. Jess loves the seaside, coffee and taking photo's. Jess has a real heart for making people feel welcome and loved and tries to do this wherever she is.

Joel Harris

Social Media and Youth Coordinator

About Joel Harris

Joel has just finished his A Levels and is currently doing an internship at Kintsugi Hope focusing on youth and social media. In his spare time he loves to travel and capture life through video and photography.

Jane Diggines

Assistant Administrator

About Jane Diggines

I am thrilled to be able to become a part of the Kintsugi team as Assistant Administrator. I have always had a passion and awareness for people who struggle with mental health. I have previously volunteered for two different charities who work with secondary schools, as a one to one mentor, and the other for a self-esteem course for teenage girls. I was born and raised in Zimbabwe, and have lived in the uk for 19 years. I am a wife and a mother to 2 children. Oh and I love nature walks, coffee dates and beaches and good food!

Louise Bethge

Assistant Administrator

About Louise Bethge

I am passionate about mental health being seen as an important aspect of life that deserves attention and nurturing. My past work experience of the insurance and finance industry bring administration skills to my role. During the last 16 years I have had the privilege of being a mum to two children as well as being involved in working and volunteering with families and young children. I am also a wife and enjoy spending time with my family visiting new and favourite places, baking, drinking coffee and exercising.

Lauren Rusbridge

Administrator Support

About Lauren Rusbridge

Lauren is a full-time student studying Radiotherapy and Oncology. She comes in to help support the admin staff and takes lead on collating and managing the Kintsugi Hope Wellbeing Group evaluations.

Lynette Brooks

Relationship Manager

About Lynette Brooks

Lynette started her working life as a nurse and Health Visitor, then left the NHS to go to Bible school, followed by a season on team at a Jamaican school.

Most recently, Lynette was a member of the CWR team at Waverley Abbey House, where she worked for many years in a variety of roles. She loves helping people to grow and flourish, and is never happier than when having coffee (and cake!) with anyone who is happy to chat.

She has a husband who is an ardent Arsenal fan, 3 adult children and 3 grandchildren. Her biggest joy and hope is that every single person is shown that they are known and loved for who they are.

Rachael Newham

Mentally Healthy Friendly Church Project Manager

About Rachael Newham

Rachael manages the Mental Health Friendly Church Project at Kintsugi Hope. She founded Christian mental health charity ThinkTwice and led it for a decade before joining Kintsugi Hope. Rachael studied her undergraduate and postgraduate degrees in Theology at the London School of Theology and is the author of Learning to Breathe with a second book out in 2021. She lives in Hertfordshire with her husband and young son, and can usually be found drinking coffee.

Ambassadors

Jean Allchorne

Stoke Gifford & Bristol

About Jean Allchorne

Claire Bradshaw

Coventry

About Claire Bradshaw

Claire has worked in administration, teaching and is now studying to become a speech and language therapist.

Hearing Patrick speak a few years ago brought her comfort and hope and also courage to talk to others about her own mental health. Claire ran her first Kintsugi Hope group in September 2020 - a fabulous experience that was emotional, encouraging, inspiring and draining - she can't wait to run others.

Claire lives in Coventry and has a husband and two teenage children. She is passionate about supporting people who are struggling with their mental health and wellbeing - she is always happy to eat cake and chat about her experiences.

Belinda Grant

Milton Keynes

About Belinda Grant

After attending Cliff Bible College, I worked in the USA for three years as a children's Nanny. Most of my work life was spent in Music and publishing.

I am married to Ian, we have two adult children and a dog. Together we co-lead a Missional Community as part of our local Church.

I am passionate about helping people to know they are loved, accepted and valued for who they are. I believe giving hope to people and supporting connection is essential for us all to maintain good mental health and wellbeing'.

Sara Allen

Northern Ireland

About Sara Allen

Sara Allen has joined us as a Kintsugi Ambassador in Northern Ireland and has real passion to connect with others and work together to enable people to find connection, hope and support in the areas of mental health. In her “day job” she is responsible for creating and communicating engaging, inspiring and informative content for all company messaging. She is the culture champion, constantly researching and delivering innovative ways to ensure that everyone on the team feels valued, connected and supported to be the best they can be. Sara is excited to be working with the Kintsugi Hope team to imagine what is possible in Northern Ireland.

Clarie Miles

Bristol

About Clarie Miles

Clarie serves on the pastoral care team in her local church in Bristol, where she attends with her husband and three children.

Clarie has herself experienced episodes of depression and anxiety as a Christian. She is also an accredited CBT therapist with over 16 years of experience working in the NHS.

Being passionate about seeing churches equipped to help people with mental health difficulties, Clarie believes Kintsugi Hope Wellbeing Groups are a fantastic resource for local churches, helping create safe and supportive places for their members as well as providing an invaluable and timely means of serving the local community.

Dianne O'Leary

Kidderminster

About Dianne O'Leary

Having spent many years in Further Education as a Communication Support Worker for Deaf people, Dianne now works alongside her husband in their local church, having numerous pastoral responsibilities.

Dianne described herself as ‘a strong person' until she experienced incredible brokenness, weakness and vulnerability. With God's amazing grace and with the support of family and friends she was restored and filled with hope. Her desire is to share the hope she received with others.

She has been married to William (hubby) for 40+ years. They have five grown up children and seven grandchildren. Dianne loves photography and walking out with her husband and two dogs.

Tony Britten

Felsted, Essex

About Tony Britten

Tony is a retired Police officer, a Police Chaplain, and a member of the Christian Police Association in UK and overseas. He has been in the leadership team of a church in Braintree for 20 years and leads a homeless charity in Braintree. Tony is passionate about showing Jesus’ love to the poor and those on the edge of society. He has grown up children and six grandchildren, enjoys tennis and sailing, and lives in Felsted with his wife.

Fiona Monk

Dunholme

About Fiona Monk

Fiona has been a teacher in the East Midlands for over 25 years with particular responsibility for children’s Personal, Social and Health Education. It is her belief that a healthy mind is one of the best things we have to offer but appreciates this can often feel like an enormous, ongoing, personal challenge. Through the ups and downs of life, she has learnt the importance of being honest with yourself and the immeasurable benefit of walking alongside others for mutual encouragement, support and inspiration.

Mike & Anne Lees

Chelmsford

About Mike & Anne Lees

Mike and Anne have been married since 1994 and have two sons. Mike is an engineer who loves music and films and plays keyboards at church. Anne is a languages teacher, an avid reader and loves visiting Germany.

Their passion is to see people freed from things that hold them back and to be the person God made them to be. They are not afraid to be vulnerable and share their story of the challenges they’ve walked through if this helps others.

Mike and Anne love getting into the outdoors as a means of wellbeing, and enjoy long (and often muddy!) walks with their cocker spaniel.

Jo Topley

Romsey

About Jo Topley

Jo lives in Romsey, near to Southampton with my husband, 3 children and dog, where they have lived for 5 years, and before that lived in Tanzania for 10 years training rural health care workers. Jo’s background is in General nursing: she was a ward sister in Chichester for several years, and now works for Freedom Church running their Foodbank and helping in other community projects. Jo has run 3 Wellbeing groups and each time have had the privilege of journeying with people through the ups and downs of life. She is passionate about people discovering who they are and realising their potential, and loves the moments in a group setting when people learn to be ok and accept themselves for who they are.

Trustees

Simon Barrington

Chair & Trustee

About Simon Barrington

Simon is passionate about raising up a generation of leaders who are clear about their identity, have a strong sense of belief, and a core inner strength that leads them to have extraordinary influence.

Before starting Forge Leadership, Simon led Samaritan's Purse UK as Chief Executive from September 2003 to May 2017 after a successful business career in the telecommunications' industry, where he was a Senior Manager at a large Telecommunications Company.

Simon enjoys travelling, having lived in Taiwan in his early twenties and then having the privilege to lead international relief and development projects in many African countries and across the Middle East, Eastern Europe, Central Asia and South East Asia. His strengths are in ideation, developing others, strategic thinking, connecting disparate pieces of the jigsaw and activation. His focus at Forge is on helping other people reach their full potential. Simon is married to Heather, they live in Ipswich and have two grown up children. They are active in Burlington Baptist Church where Simon leads worship.

Adam Temple

Treasurer & Trustee

About Adam Temple

Originally from Scarborough, Yorkshire, Adam was educated in Cumbria, lived in the both the Highlands and lowlands of Scotland and spent a year working in the shipyards of Glasgow before settling in Chelmsford with his wife, Hannah.

Now a father of two boys, Adam is also in the final stages of his accountancy qualification, leads a church home group and plays the drums.

In the spare time he has left he enjoys watching films, reading books and playing video games with favourites of each being 'Star Wars', 'Treasure Island' and 'Brothers: A tale of two sons'.

Erin Docherty

Trustee

About Erin Docherty

Erin is an award-winning mental health nurse who has spent the last decade working in the NHS. She is currently a clinical lead nurse within Child and Adolescent Mental Health Services.

Elizabeth Neep

Trustee

About Elizabeth Neep

Elizabeth Neep is passionate about sharing stories that matter. She is a senior commissioning editor at Christian publishing house, SPCK and a novelist with Hachette. She runs and paints in her spare time and can usually be found with friends, and a flat white in one of Bermondsey's many coffee shops near her home in London Bridge.

Judith Lace

Trustee

About Judith Lace

Judith is passionate about people, culture, Jesus, prayer & prophecy but not in that order!

She has a long background in HR, first in the NHS and then the charity sector, including 20 years experience of different Christian charities, such as Tearfund and London City Mission. Judith currently works for Pancreatic Cancer UK as Interim Head of HR.

Judith is a northerner at heart and likes to combine the buzz of the city with the green of the countryside. Judith worships at and loves SW London Vineyard and lives in 'Thames Ditton' in Surrey.

Dr Joby Easow

Trustee

About Dr Joby Easow

Joby is a Consultant Psychiatrist working in the NHS with over 17 years of experience in the assessment and treatment of various mental health conditions. In addition to completing postgraduate training in psychiatry, he underwent executive management and leadership training delivered by the Judge Business School, Cambridge. He is also a recipient of a national award from the Royal College of Psychiatrists.

Joby is passionate in helping those struggling with their mental health. He is an advocate in improving parity between mental and physical health, and reducing stigma towards mental illness. He enjoys finding solutions for challenging situations and has a particular interest in using innovative technology in delivering healthcare.

Audrey Skervin

Trustee

About Audrey Skervin

Audrey is a fundraiser with over 12 years' experience of working for charities. She is passionate about using her skills to bring about positive change so others can lead free and full lives. Audrey is currently Head of Fundraising for a Christian human rights charity.

Sarah Pearmain

Trustee

About Sarah Pearmain

Sarah is a Social Worker working with vulnerable families in London. She is passionate about seeing individuals encounter freedom and restoration, and seeing communities transformed. She lives in North London and attends KXC

Lord Richard Chartres

Patron

About Lord Richard Chartres

Lord Chartres became the 132nd Bishop of London in November 1995 and retired on 31st March 2017. He was educated at Hertford Grammar School and studied history at Trinity College Cambridge.

He is President of Bible Society, an Honorary Bencher of the Middle Temple, Chairman of the Ecumenical ‘London Church Leaders', a Fellow of the Society of Antiquaries, a WWF-UK Ambassador and is associated with numerous other London organizations.

He is married to Caroline, a freelance writer, and they have four children: Alexander, Sophie, Louis and Clio.

Leroy Logan MBE

Kintsugi Champion

About Leroy Logan

I am delighted to be Kintsugi Hope Champion and wholeheartedly support their work. Primarily because this work is vital for a time such as this due to the inequalities and injustices laid bare by Covid in the health service, social care and other public services. Together with the long periods of isolation caused by several lockdowns of various levels there is a growing population hidden in society that needs culturally competent interventions and wider therapies sooner rather than later. Kintsugi is well placed to perform a significant role in this critical area of work, especially in black and minority ethnic communities who are disproportionately affected by the systemic failures in public services.

Photo by Richard Barr