In this article, Tony Giles argues that elders are called to more than administrative oversight and decision-making. Elders must also serve as wise shepherds of souls. Giles considers how to train leaders so that they engage willingly, thoughtfully, and helpfully in the life problems of those people for whom they provide care. Of course, change starts first person. Giles concludes that, as elders personally grow in understanding and as the Spirit applies grace and truth to their own lives, they learn to participate in the same process with others.