Herr Pastor

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Herr Pastor is a stereotypical authoritarian pastor in an Ethnic German congregation. Herr Pastor, literally "Mister Pastor" in German, was a title often used even in English-speaking congregations with German heritage, such as Lutheran or Evangelical and Reformed Church.[1]

The leadership style of the Herr Pastor was, to some degree, a benevolent dictatorship in the sense that the Herr Pastor held supreme decision-making authority. Depictions of the Herr Pastor often characterise him as humorless.


  1. ^ "Pastoral Concerns". www.leaderu.com.