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

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 manages the finances and HR.

Dave Rimoldi

Sr. Spiritual Director

Dave provides spiritual direction ministry and teaching for pastors and leaders and serves on the faculty of the Spiritual Direction Certificate Program. He also contributes to a variety of ministry projects.

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.

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.

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 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.