Thrive with Jesus in life and leadership

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About Us

Your ministry is urgently needed by the people around you, but if it depletes your soul then you and the people you love will be hurt. We can help. We’re Bill and Kristi Gaultiere, doctors of psychology and spiritual directors. Our unique approach to spiritual psychology cultivates intimacy with Jesus, emotional healthy relationships, and fruitful ministry for pastors and leaders. Contact us about how we can help you or speak to your church or group.




122 – Letter’s From Papa

As Bill & Kristi have been enjoying becoming grandparents, Bill was led to write letters to his daughter Jenny and her baby girl Juliette. In these intimate letters of love from papa Bill is able to pour out the love...

"Soul Shepherding has influenced everything about the way we do ministry."

Bobby & Hannah Schuller, Pastors


Soul Shepherding's Institute is a program in Spiritual Formation and Soul Care Ministry. Our four retreats feature conversational teaching, guided experiences, and "TLC Time" for rest and prayer. You can earn a certificate in Spiritual Direction ministry. We (Bill & Kristi) personally mentor you in a community of about 16 apprentices to Jesus. Over 65 pastors and other men and women in ministry from around the world have participated. Contact us to learn more.



Institute: Spiritual and Psychological Development Retreat

We invite you to join us for five days of soul nourishment and learning in "Spiritual and Psychological Development Training Retreat." The entire Soul Shepherding Training Retreat program features four week-long retreats over 18-months. ...