Bill Gaultiere


Bill is a Psychologist (PhD; PSY12036 in CA) and pastor/mentor to pastors. He writes and speaks to thousands of people every week through the Soul Shepherding website, blog, podcast, and Facebook page. He was personally mentored for many years by Dallas Willard and Ray Ortlund Sr. His recent 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 Training 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 mentor to women pastors 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.


Rob DeKlotz

Executive Director

Rob joins Soul Shepherding’s team as our full time executive director. He has extensive experience with several dynamic ministries, including CRU, Saddleback Church and Mariners Church. For nearly 40 years the primary focus of his ministry has been spiritual and leadership development. He has demonstrated success in building highly effective teams, a proven track record of leadership in tackling new challenges and possesses high energy for building collaborative partnerships with like-minded ministries. Rob graduated from UC Berkeley and completed his M.Div. at Talbot School of Theology. He lives in Irvine, CA with his wife Jennifer, a therapist at Relationship 180 in Mission Viejo.  They have four adult children, three wonderful children by marriage and two grandsons.  Rob’s interests include spiritual formation, travel, tennis and anything his kids or grandsons are in to.

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 directs the podcast, blog, resource development, and special projects. She also provides strategic advice.

Jeff McCrory

Institute Faculty and Spiritual Mentor

Jeff has served for many years as a Presbyterian Pastor and adjunct professor at Fuller Theological Seminary. He completed Soul Shepherding’s Institute and earned a certificate in Spiritual Direction ministry. He teaches and supervises students in the Institute’s online Spiritual Direction training program. As a Soul Shepherding Associate he provides spiritual mentoring to pastors and leaders.

Craig Davis

Institute Faculty and Spiritual Mentor

Craig is Spiritual Formation Pastor and Spiritual Director in the Friends (Quaker) tradition. He teaches and supervises students in the Soul Shepherding Institute’s online Spiritual Direction training program. As a Soul Shepherding Associate he provides spiritual mentoring to pastors and leaders.

Dave Rimoldi

Institute Faculty and Spiritual Mentor

Dave is a Pastor and Spiritual Director and serves as an adjunct professor for Talbot Theological Seminary. He teaches and supervises students in the Soul Shepherding Institute’s online Spiritual Direction training program. As a Soul Shepherding Associate he provides spiritual mentoring to pastors and leaders.

Ken Baugh

Soul Shepherding Associate

Ken is a Pastor and the founder of IDT Ministries, making disciples who make disciples. He has DMin in discipleship from Talbot and a certificate in Spiritual Direction from Soul Shepherding. He was the Lead Pastor at a large church for many years and today he provides spiritual mentoring and coaching for pastors and leaders.

Daniel Nunez

Mexico Ministry

Pastor Daniel has planted forty churches in northern Mexico. In partnership with him, Soul Shepherding has an ongoing ministry to these forty pastor couples and their churches, providing retreats, spiritual mentoring, and resources.

Sue Wood

Institute Program Manager

Sue has served as the Executive Director of an international ministry and earned a certificate from Soul Shepherding’s Institute. She leads the administration of the Institute and Spiritual Direction certificate program and communicates with all students. She also provides bookkeeping and communicates with donors.

Shane Stagner

Marketing Manager

Shane is a Marketing Project Manager and professional videographer. He leads Soul Shepherding’s digital marketing and communications. He is passionate about providing engaging video of ministry content.

Colleen Stoop

Content Curator

Colleen oversees Soul Shepherding’s online platform including the website, weekly podcast, and marketing. She enjoys sharing Soul Shepherding content to care for pastors and leaders and cultivate their intimacy with Jesus.

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 deeper, more integrated ministry.

David Gaultiere

Technology Advisor

David is a graduate of Westmont College with a degree in Economics & Business and works as a Product Manager at a software company in Santa Barbara. He advises Soul Shepherding on technology initiatives and other strategic projects including overseeing the design and development of this website.

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.

Brianna Gaultiere

Graphic Design & Photography

Briana is a graduate of Westmont College and the Office Manger of CIFT Counseling. She provides graphic design and photography for Soul Shepherding’s website and resources.


Ministry to Pastors

Bill and Kristi Gaultiere train pastors, spiritual directors, and counselors to offer spiritual mentoring for men and women in ministry. You can Find a Soul Shepherd to schedule a face-to-face consultation, phone call or Skype session. If you’d like to become an Associate we can train you in our Soul Shepherding Institute.

Board of Directors

Spiritual & Strategic Leadership

Soul Shepherding, Inc. was established as a 501c3 nonprofit organization on July 31, 2009. Bill and Kristi meet with the Board and/or key advisors monthly for prayer and strategic advice. This group includes John Snyder (Entrepreneur, Dana Point, CA), Margaret Snyder (Bible teacher & 12 Step Recovery Sponsor), Joe Johnson (Pastor, Laguna Woods, CA) Tom Yankoff (Entrepreneur, San Jan Capistrano, CA), Steve Graham (Attorney, Coto de Caza, CA), Joan Graham (Bible teacher & Spiritual Mentor), Lance Wood (Tax Partner, Irvine, CA).