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When is pastoral care no longer pastoral?

Date recorded: 25 May 2023 | Speaker: Paul Coulter | Event: ELF Interviews


Paul Coulter lives in Lisburn, Northern Ireland, with his Chinese Malaysian wife, Gar-Ling, and their two teenage children. A medic and cross-cultural pastor by background, he is now Head of Ministry Operations with Living Leadership (, an organisation helping leaders and their families across the UK and Ireland live joyfully in Christ and serve Him faithfully. He is also Executive Director of the Centre for Christianity in Society (, which seeks to connect Christ with issues and needs in contemporary culture. Here, Paul answers questions from the talk "How to Help People in Need Grow to Maturity: Foundations for Gospel-Shaped Pastoral Care (Multiple Videos)", given at the 2023 European Leadership Forum.