Bill Gaultiere


Bill is a psychologist (PhD; PSY12036 in CA) and ordained pastor, specializing in ministry to pastors. He and Kristi are the authors of Journey of the Soul, which was #1 on Amazon in Christian Counseling. He was personally mentored for many years by Dallas Willard and Ray Ortlund Sr. His earlier book Your Best Life in Jesus’ Easy Yoke tells the story of his spiritual renewal from anxious living and burnout and introduces the message and way of Soul Shepherding.

As a Spiritual Formation Pastor, he’s served in a mega-church and a church plant. He’s also trained over 1,000 lay counselors and taught courses in Christian psychology and spirituality at the graduate school level. He and Kristi train pastors and other men and women in ministry in their Soul Shepherding Institute and Spiritual Direction certificate program. Bill has been speaking in churches and conferences since 1987 and especially enjoys speaking with Kristi. You can listen to their weekly Soul Talks podcast or read their weekly Soul Shepherding blog.

Kristi Gaultiere


Kristi is a psychotherapist (Psy.D.; LPC4 and MFT29887 in CA) and spiritual director for women in ministry and pastors’ wives. She co-leads Soul Shepherding with Bill. She was personally mentored by Jane Willard and Dr. Jan Stoop.

As a pastor’s wife, mother, and ministry professional, Kristi offers empathy and wisdom from her experience personally and as a therapist who has spent many thousands of hours caring for people. Kristi enjoys speaking, training, teaching, consulting, counseling, and retreat leading with Bill, as well as recording their weekly Soul Talks podcast.

Gina Stockton

Programming and Resources Director

Gina has served in church leadership for many years including on executive teams and serving in worship ministry and spiritual mentoring. She is on Soul Shepherding’s Executive Team and manages the staff, Network, resource development, and special projects.

Dave Rimoldi

Sr. Spiritual Director & Supervisor

Dave is a longtime church pastor and spiritual director for Biola University and is a graduate of the Soul Shepherding Institute. He provides spiritual direction ministry, teaching for pastors and leaders, serves on the faculty of the Institute’s certificate program in spiritual direction, and supervises the Sr. Spiritual Directors.

Amy Dalke

Ministry Relations Advisor

Amy connects pastors and leaders with the resources they and their church or organization need. She’s a graduate of the Soul Shepherding Institute and a church leader. Previously, she was an executive recruiter who specialized in serving the needs of her client companies.

Dave Larson

Church Relations Advisor

Dave is a longtime Lead Pastor who grew his church in central CA from 80 to over 3,000 people. He’s a graduate of the Soul Shepherding Institute and certificate training in Spiritual Direction. He provides coaching for pastors to encourage them and also to help them and their churches benefit from Soul Shepherding services and resources.

Sue Wood

Institute Program Manager

Sue has served as the Executive Director of an international ministry and earned a certificate from the Soul Shepherding Institute. She leads the administration of the Institute and Spiritual Direction certificate program and communicates with all students. She also manages the finances and HR.

Brianna Gaultiere

Graphic Design & Resource Development

Briana provides graphic design, resource development, and social media. She also gives strategic advice for Soul Shepherding content and marketing. Previously she worked as an office manager for a counseling center. She’s a graduate of the Soul Shepherding Institute.

Colleen Vanderwell

Content Curator

Colleen implements Soul Shepherding’s online platform including the website, weekly blog, weekly podcast, webinars, and email communications. She also manages the online store of resources, including fulfilling orders.

Terri Tebbetts

Executive Assistant to the Founders

Terri manages Bill and Kristi’s communications, calendaring, data, travel, and other administrative tasks. Previously, she worked as an Executive Assistant in a large company and a nonprofit ministry.

Miriam Knight

Administrative Assistant

Miriam is an M.Div. graduate from Bethel Seminary. She supports and assists Soul Shepherding’s blog and back office administrative duties. She is grateful to be a part of a team who resources pastors for soul care ministry.

David Hartshorne

Financial Advisor

David is the Principal of Orange County SMB Clients, providing financial management and consulting. He’s also a graduate of “The Masters Program” in Christian leadership.

Sr. Spiritual Directors

Ministry to Pastors & Leaders

Bill and Kristi Gaultiere train pastors, missionaries, and other leaders to offer spiritual direction ministry for men and women who are serving Jesus. You can connect with one of their Sr. Spiritual Directors now to schedule meeting on Zoom, over the phone, or in person. Through the Soul Shepherding Institute you can become certified as a Spiritual Director.