Our Staff.


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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”.

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Diane Regan

Operations Manager

About Diane Regan

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 Entertainment.

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.

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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.

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Alex Newson

IT Coordinator & Developer

About Alex Newson

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.

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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.

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Joel Harris

Social Media and Youth Coordinator

About Joel Harris

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.

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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!

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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.

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Lauren Rusbridge

Administrator Support

About Lauren Rusbridge

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 Group evaluations.

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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.

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 grandchildren.

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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 and ‘And Yet'. She lives in Hertfordshire with her husband and young son, and can usually be found drinking coffee.

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Charlotte Devereux

Fundraising Manager

About Charlotte Devereux

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!

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Naomi Pater

Administrator Support - Intern

About Naomi Pater

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.

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Clarie Miles

Mental Health and Wellbeing Coordinator

About Clarie Miles

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.

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Noleen Andrews

Executive Assistant & Events Coordinator

About Noleen Andrews

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Caitlyn McCrea

Northern Ireland Development Manger

About Caitlyn McCrea

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.