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Sr Carino and Sr Cooey

Sr. Carino and Sr. Cooey belong to the congregation of the Dominican Sisters of St Joseph, a small and friendly community of religious sisters in the New Forest. They, and their Sisters, dedicate their lives to prayer and to the proclamation and teaching of the Gospel for the salvation of souls. You can find out more about their apostolate at Both are passionate about the Bible, and they are very excited to share their love for God's Word with everyone at Stay Awake!

Allegra Mutanda

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Allegra Mutanda is a lay woman in full time ministry in the Catholic Church. She is originally from the DR Congo and a native French speaker and has lived in the UK for the past 27 years.


Allegra has extensive experience both in evangelisation and parish ministry having been involved in evangelisation for the past 18 years. For 12 of those years, she was part of Sion Community whose charism is to share the Good News of Jesus Christ. Since 2020, Allegra has been working for the Parish of St Peter and the Winchester Martyrs as their Director of Evangelisation and Leadership.

David Wells

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David Wells is an experienced public speaker, author and catechist. He has spoken at almost 2000 conferences around the world. He has been a High School teacher, research assistant, Education Adviser, and guest lectured in Universities and Seminaries. He worked for Plymouth Diocese as Director of Adult Formation. He is married to Alison and has three grown up children. He lives in Exmouth, Devon.

Jasmine de Kretser


Jasmine has recently finished an MA in Bioethics and Medical Law and currently works as a fundraiser for CELEBRATE Trust. She lives in her hometown of Weymouth and is involved in various ministries which help to build people up in their faith. She has a passion to see all people come to know the glory, wonder and love of Jesus!

Em and Sammy Leakey

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Em and Sammy Leakey live in Sheffield with their 2 young sons. Sammy is a tree surgeon and Em is a physiotherapist. They are involved in different ministries within the Catholic Charismatic Renewal. They have a passion to see young people come to know Jesus and the Church united.

Jonathan de Kretser

Known as Dad, Papa J, Ajopops, Jonny, Jon, Jonathan, depending on how and when you know him, Jonathan is a deacon with a heart and passion for Jesus! In his words, "I'm so blessed. 4 beautiful children, a gorgeous wife, and now a beautiful granddaughter, and a God who called me to be son, husband, father, doctor and deacon. Blessed, so much. I can't wait to share. Shalom!"

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