“Dr. Bill Gaultiere is uniquely gifted to create a safe environment for pastors to connect intimately with Jesus in prayer, Scripture meditation, and spiritual conversation. Each time I meet with my monthly soul care group of local pastors I am once again deeply grateful for Bill’s willingness to serve us from the overflow of his own walk with Christ.”Ed Salas Spiritual Care Pastor New Song Community Church
“Over the last ten years I have observed Bill and Kristi Gaultiere to be strong and courageous in their faith in Jesus Christ—fully committed to pursuing God, holding nothing back. Their humility and servant-hearts are best demonstrated in their giftedness in helping others gain greater intimacy with our Lord. Bill’s example and leadership in helping me to better connect and love Jesus has been life-changing.”Michael Risley Executive Pastor Voyagers Bible Church
“All my life I have longed for mentors who would be safe to share my brokenness and stretch my learning curve to grow. I am very grateful for the pastor, friend and mentor that Bill is in my life. He provides that safe place where I feel listened too, honored and also challenges and teaches me to be an apprentice of Jesus.
“I began pastoring in 1971 and believe I am growing as much the last few years as I have in any season of my life—in large part due to the shepherding and spiritual formation training I am receiving with Bill. I enjoy the monthly Soul Shepherding Group Bill leads with pastors and my wife Judy draws strength and encouragement from the monthly lectio divina group led by Kristi for pastors’ wives.
“Bill and Kristi pray for us and believe in us, which is a wonderful grace gift. Prayers for pastors have great power because they effect so many people. We enthusiastically support their ministry on a regular basis.”Joe and Judy Johnson Pastor and Pastor’s Wife Grace Lutheran Church
“Dr. Bill and his wife Kristi are my mentors. To me they are the David ‘after God’s heart.’ What a blessing its been to go on retreat with them!
“I was raised in Samoa as the son of a pastor. I have been a pastor for 26 years and doing ministry has been a rewarding privilege, but something was missing in my life. I was lonely and frustrated because things weren’t working right. Bill’s passion for Jesus and Jesus’ gospel of the kingdom showed me what was missing. Every time I see Bill the Holy Spirit asks me: ‘How’s your walk with Jesus? How’s your prayer life?’ The things I learn from Bill I pass on to our church and others in our Samoan community and they are excited about it.”Fatu Auau Senior Pastor Emanuelu Congregational Christian Church
“Bill recently led a fruitful day-long retreat with our executive team. Though he has years of counseling and ministry experience, he clearly emphasized Christ’s role as the leader and shepherd of the day. The design of the retreat included refreshing times of personal and group prayer, as well as an effective organizational strategy session that Bill helped plan and facilitate. Bill’s love for Christ, sensitivity to the Holy Spirit, and collaborative spirit are a tremendous encouragement to our team.”Peter Greer President Hope International Ministry
“I have known Bill for a number of years now. His depth and discernment of the Spirit have amazed me. Bill continues to challenge me personally to draw closer to the Lord in my discipleship journey as a woman and as a leader.
“CLASS is known internationally as a training ground for Christian Leaders, Authors and Speakers. Bill has challenged each of us on staff to go deeper, to ask hard questions, and then to sit still long enough to listen to God’s answers. This was a new beginning for our organization. Bill helped us to turn a corner so that we could see more clearly the future God had for us and he facilitated the creation of real community.
“CLASS will continue to use Bill’s skills and gifts to help us achieve the plan that God has for us.”Gerry Wakeland
“Bill has been a great mentor and friend to me for many years and has influenced everything about the way we do ministry. His insights from the Sermon on the Mount and on spiritual disciplines like silence and solitude and praying the psalms have grounded me in meaningful life in Christ.
“Bill is the person that most exemplifies Christ to me. Spending time with him is inevitably transformational. I wish every Pastor and ministry leader in the country could benefit from Bill’s ministry.”Robert V. (“Bobby”) Schuller Senior Pastor The Gathering
“As a church planter called to go and make disciples, my wife and I have been incredibly blessed to have the encouragement and support of Bill and Kristi Gaultiere in our lives and ministry. The Gaultieres have been instrumental in modeling and equipping our leaders in a lifestyle of authentic discipleship to Christ. I am certain that one of the reasons that our staff and team have not experienced the burnout and exhaustion that many launch teams experience is because of the healthy rhythm of contemplation and action that the Gaultiere’s practice and preach.
“I know that as a pastor, my life has been changed by Bill’s gracious challenge to me to make the work of God in me more important than the work of building the church. Also, Kristi has been a constant source of strength and encouragement to my wife as she has stepped out to lead the women of our church into a deeper communion with Christ.
“I gladly recommend the Gaultieres to any ministry that wants to do ministry Jesus’ way and learn the secret of His easy yoke.”Bucky Dennis Senior Pastor Pathways Church
“Kristi’s support, encouragement and prayers mean so much to me. I absolutely love being around her! God uses her to bless me with a sense of peace and being loved. I feel very fortunate to be a part of her pastors’ wives group and to be able to gain from her wisdom.”Kathleen Dennis Pastor’s Wife
“A year ago I began meeting with Bill for conversation and prayer. I am thrilled with how God has used these times to increase the depth and enthusiasm of my walk with Christ! Bill is a wonderful model of abiding in Christ. He has a heart of service and humility. Kristi has also been a wonderful support to my wife, Jeanie.
“This year Bill and Kristi became the spiritual mentors for an annual short-term mission trip I lead to build houses and share the gospel with the poor in Mexico. Bill led 60 missionaries, along with the pastors and leaders of the Mexico-based ministries we team with, in teaching, Scripture meditation, prayer, and counseling ministry. The trip was life changing!
“Over the last four months Bill has also been partnering with me to consult with the leadership of HOPE International, a Christ-centered missions organization that currently funds over 250,000 micro loans to the poorest of the poor in 12 countries around the world. Bill is providing spiritual mentoring to HOPE’s executive leaders, including visiting their global headquarters in Pennsylvania with me for strategic meetings and prayer. Bill led the team in a one-day retreat, facilitating deeper personal relationship with Christ and modeling how to integrate this into a strategic planning aimed at furthering spiritual integration throughout the organization. We had four days of intense spiritual connection with Christ and one another that will help launch HOPE into greater fruitfulness for Christ and his Kingdom!
“Bill is a friend and a mentor. On a spiritual depth chart, I’m a 20 and he’s a 95. He has unique insight into, and commitment to, living life “all in” for Christ. If you’re not interested in being “all in” then Bill’s not for you. If you’re interested then what are you waiting for?”Lance Wood Partner, CPA PricewaterhouseCoopers
“I have been involved in a spiritual formation group that Bill leads for two years and his ability to lead us as pastors and draw us into an intimate relationship with Jesus has been a very special gift. And his sincere love for others and for the Lord radiates as he leads our leaders at The Crossing through spiritual retreats and teaches classes for us.
“Bill has been an incredible resource and we will continue to partner with him because of his gifts and his desire to bless others with his heart to be Jesus’ Apprentice!”Patrick Detken Pastor of Grow Ministries The Crossing Church