Staff

The Staff Team

Andy Irwin

Andy Irwin

Foodbank Manager

Andy is a nationally qualified youth and community worker with many years’ experience working with people facing homelessness. He is always keen to advocate for the powerless with the many differing struggles they face. He originally worked as a…

Andy Kinnersley

Andy Kinnersley

Wild Goose Drop-in Deputy Manager – Provision

Andy has worked as a chef for over 20 years, cooking for restaurants all over Bristol. With his culinary skills, down-to-earth nature and passion for a good cause, we like to think of him as the West Country’s Jamie Oliver. He’s a big fan…

Ant Newman

Ant Newman

Life Recovery Deputy - Life Course
Debra Turpin

Debra Turpin

Finance Officer

Debra worked in the investment sector for over 15 years, and prior to working for inHope was a Purchase Ledger clerk for a small construction engineering company. She is also a trained swimming teacher, and has taught many children…

Esther Lambert

Esther Lambert

Wild Goose Drop-In Deputy Manager – Engagement

Esther worked for a number of years in the catering industry and has completed a diploma in substance misuse with a charity called Life For The World. Esther has green fingers and manages the allotment project. Read her recent article describing what has…

Jonathan Lee

Jonathan Lee

Chief Executive

Jonathan continues to work with refugees in Easton, Bristol alongside his role at the CCM. He and his wife Helen have two children. Learn more about Jonathan in Interview with the CEO.

Lauren Pritchard

Lauren Pritchard

Foodbank Admin Officer

Lauren joins the inHope team as the Admin Officer for the Foodbank.

Lee Milkins

Lee Milkins

The Wild Goose Chef
Mary Brown

Mary Brown

Office Administrator

Mary previously worked as a Teaching Assistant at a nearby primary school in Hanham. Having already volunteered at the Wild Goose for several years, she fitted right in when she joined the office team. It has since been said…

Mick Connolly

Mick Connolly

Wild Goose Drop-in Centre Manager

Mick has worked in Bristol and Somerset in the Housing/Homelessness sector since 2006 in a variety of roles, including assertive outreach, supported housing, substance/alcohol misuse, criminal justice and project management. He’s passionate about engaging those with complex needs, using different person-centred and task-centred approaches to best meet…

Natalie Patillas

Natalie Patillas

Grants Officer

Commuting all the way from the other side of the Lawrence Hill roundabout, Natalie is one of a handful of local employees. Having come from the area and lived here on and off all her life (with occasions of…

Ruth Nott

Ruth Nott

Finance & Operations Manager
Sally Hunter

Sally Hunter

Foodbank Deputy Manager

Sally first got involved with Foodbanks in London where she volunteered with the Tower Hamlets Foodbank as part of a church internship. Sally has always been passionate about social justice and has worked for a number of different charities…

Sarah Luckwell

Sarah Luckwell

Communications and Supporter Engagement Officer

Hailing from Clevedon, Sarah enjoys many a sunset stroll along the prom with the famous pier in view. In her own words: “I’m excited to help supporters find out more about the work of inHope and how they can be…

Steve Baker

Steve Baker

Development and Relationships Manager

Steve is a qualified Youth and Community Worker.  He has spent most of his career working with young people in Somerset, with his most recent role being Deputy Chief Executive at Young Somerset.  Steve was drawn to Crisis Centre…

Steve Brain

Steve Brain

Wild Goose Engagement Worker

Prior to joining inHope, Steve worked in the civil service and local government, as a care worker and more recently as a school administrator. He volunteered in the Wild Goose for 18 months before taking on the staff role…

Stuart Leitch

Stuart Leitch

Life Recovery Manager

Stuart runs the Life Recovery project. Prior to joining inHope he was a church leader in Bristol for 10 year. Stuart lives in Easton and enjoys cycling, badminton, swimming and bagging the occasional Munro. He has particular interest in…

Trudy Mead

Trudy Mead

Spring of Hope Support Worker

Before starting as Support Worker for our women’s night shelter, Trudy worked in accounts, as a teaching assistant and as a carer. Through her church, she’s been a long-term supporter of CCM. She began volunteering at Spring of Hope in May 2016, becoming…

Val Thompson

Val Thompson

Spring of Hope Women's Night Shelter Manager

Val is experienced as a youth worker and family mentor, supporting children and young people whose parents were in recovery or borderline addiction and mental health. She volunteered in the Wild Goose drop-in centre before joining the staff team…

Vicki Saunders

Vicki Saunders

Life Recovery Deputy - Life Course

Vicki joins the Life Recovery Team as Deputy Manager for the Life Course.