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 charity, XLP which he also founded in 1996 and ran for 21 years.
Patrick has travelled to over thirty countries working with and on behalf of the poorest communities and is a regular contributor on radio and TV on issues of poverty and justice. He received the Mayor of London Peace Award in 2010 for his valuable contribution towards peace and justice and was also awarded an OBE from her Majesty the Queen for services to young people.
Patrick is a passionate communicator and equally at home on the main stage at major UK political party conferences, engaging in robust debates in the media, connecting with business and community leaders, speaking to inmates in a maximum security prison or gang leaders in Jamaica.
He is the author of five books. In this latest book, “Honesty Over Silence”, Patrick opens his heart on very personal issues, while exploring the importance of holding onto our faith and God in challenging times.
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 realise 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.
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.
About Mike Coates
Mike has been working with Patrick and Diane since 1995 as a church leader in Peckham and more recently as the Training Manager for XLP. He is now managing the Honesty Over Silence tours, Patrick’s travelling schedule, and liaison with our Kintsugi Hope church partners. Mike is also the most practical staff on team and often referred to by his colleagues as multi-purpose Mike!
IT Coordinator & Web Developer
About Alex Newson
Alex is currently working part time as Kintsugi's IT Coordinator and Web 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 Netflix.
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.
Intern - Social Media and Youth
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.
About Jane Diggines
I am thrilled to be able 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!
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.
Stoke Gifford & Bristol
About Jean Allchorne
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 lives in Ipswich and have two grown up children. They are active in Burlington Baptist Church where Simon leads worship.
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'.
Pete & Nicki Simms
About Pete & Nicki Simms
Pete and Nicki are leaders, worship leaders & songwriters. They lead Skylark International, a network of churches and ministries in the UK and beyond. They are also Senior Leaders of Skylark Church in Chelmsford, a vibrant congregation committed to taking God's love and hope into every arena of society.
Pete and Nicki regularly speak at national events and conferences on issues relating to leadership, worship, women in leadership and the role of the local church as a change-agent in the world.
They have two young daughters, Aria and Seren, who keep them on their toes!
About Sarah Davis
Sarah Davis a mental health youth practitioner for child and adolescent mental health services. With over a decades experience working in Christian youth ministry, Sarah is the Founder and previous Director of youth work charity Street360. Sarah brings a strong skill in reaching and engaging young people who are struggling to cope. She is an established public speaker and has also written many resources which are still used in a variety of youth work settings. Sarah also holds a black belt in karate so we do try to listen to what she says.
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.
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.
Lord Richard Chartres
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 organisations.
He is married to Caroline, a freelance writer, and they have four children: Alexander, Sophie, Louis and Clio.