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About Us

We’re Bill and Kristi Gaultiere, doctors of psychology and the co-founders of Soul Shepherding. We specialize in providing emotional, relational, and spiritual care for high-impact pastors/leaders. On our website you can find the authentic story or practical resource to help you flourish in your life, love, and leadership with Jesus. Contact us about how we can help you or speak to your church or group.



Jesus says, “Come to me... Learn the unforced rhythms of grace.”

Matthew 11:28-29 (MSG)

TLC Retreats

TLC stands for "To Love Christ!" It's a two-year certificate training program in “Spiritual Formation and Soul Care Ministry.” It features four retreats of five days to help you unhook from stress and be refreshed by God. We (Bill & Kristi Gaultiere) personally mentor you in a community of about 15 apprentices to Jesus. Over 60 pastors and other influencers from across America and around the world have participated in TLC.

We're public speakers and can bring a TLC seminar or the whole program to your church or community. Contact us to learn more.



TLC: Spiritual Formation & Soul Care Retreats

Our third cohort of TLC for pastors and ministry leaders is underway. We'll start a fourth generation in the Spring of 2016 or 2017. (Dates...



Reconciling a Pastor and Elder Board

Here's the story of a painful conflict between a pastor and elders that had a positive ending for them and the church....