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 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.
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.
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.
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 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.
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.
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.
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.