Patrick Regan OBE
Chief Executive Officer
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
As Operations Manager, Diane overseas all Kintsugi Hope’s day to day running of the
organisation; managing the creation and delivery of services, planning, organising,
coordinating and controlling all the resources needed to enable Wellbeing Groups to run,
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 seeking
to strengthen the two worlds by bringing them together. Most importantly, Diane is mum
to four children, and is also a School Governor and Chair of the charity Christians in
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
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.
IT Coordinator & Developer
Alex is currently Kintsugi Hope's IT Coordinator and in-house developer. Alex currently
manages the website, training platform, IT infrastructure and provides IT
support to the team. He has a BSc in Computer Science and in his free time he loves to
play games, code, and watch TV.
Personal Assistant to Patrick Regan CEO& Communications Coordinator
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.
Social Media and Youth Coordinator
Joel heads up the Youth & Student stream of our wellbeing groups, he is passionate about seeing his generation be freed from the shackles of poor mental health. When he is not working you will find him with a book in a coffee shop.
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!
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 is a full-time Therapeutic Radiographer in Reading. She comes in to help support
the admin staff and takes lead on collating and managing the Kintsugi Hope Wellbeing
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.
Lynette worked for many years as a member of the team at Waverley Abbey Trust (CWR),
before bringing her wide teaching, publishing and management experience to Kintsugi
Hope. She is also a trained Counsellor and loves helping people to grow and flourish.
Her biggest joy and hope is that every single person is shown that they are known,
loved and valued for who they are.
Lynette’s husband is an ardent Arsenal fan, and they have 3 adult children and 3
Mentally Healthy Friendly Church Project Manager
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 and ‘And Yet'.
She lives in Hertfordshire with her husband and young son, and can usually be found
Charlotte started working at Kintsugi Hope in September 2021
after being in various fundraising, communications and supporter
engagement roles at other Christian charities. She loves
meeting new people and hearing about their lives, as well
as taking her dog for long walks in the country with her family!
Charlotte is looking forward to getting involved with all that
goes on at Kintsugi Hope, and giving people the opportunity to
get involved with what God is doing through the charity – she
believes fundraising is a partnership, not a means to an end,
and looks forward to building relationships with our fantastic
supporters, partners and friends in the coming months!
Administrator Support - Intern
My name is Naomi and I’m working as an office intern at Kintsugi Hope on my gap year.
In my spare time, I enjoy volunteering with alpacas on my local farm and doing ballet.
Mental Health and Wellbeing Coordinator
Clarie Miles is the Mental Health and Wellbeing Coordinator for Kintsugi Hope. She is
passionate about seeing churches equipped to support people with their mental and
emotional health and helping create safe and supportive places for their members
as well as providing an invaluable and timely means of serving the local community.
She is an accredited CBT therapist with over 16 years of experience working in the
NHS, and serves on the pastoral care team in her local church in Bristol, where she
attends with her husband and three children.
Executive Assistant & Events Coordinator
Northern Ireland Development Manger
Caitlyn is our Northern Ireland Development Manager at Kintsugi Hope.
Caitlyn has a passion for connecting with others and is excited to see Kintsugi Hope
grow further within Northern Ireland, and support churches and communities with their
wellbeing and mental health. "Being able to see and be part of new conversations
surrounding mental health and wellbeing with God as the focus is rejuvenating and
inspiring, especially in today's world."
Caitlyn is eager to build new relationships and connections with churches and communities
across NI, as well as engage with and grow existing relationships and partnerships.
She lives in Derry/Londonderry and will always be seen with an Iced coffee in hand.