minister (lat.: minister Hirte) is the title for a clergyman in the municipality service, especially it is used in Northern Germany. Accordingly also Pastorin. In other areas the office designation is a minister, who ordinierte (surgery) theologian with two church exams in the church service carries,also as titles usually. Religious one in the municipality service without full theological training, however also as minister or Pastorin are addressed in the Evangelist church Pfarrverwalter or Pfarrverwalterin carry the office designation. The word permits therefore no conclusions on the training or the denomination. However callall Evangelist free churches their clergymen Pastor/in. A clergyman without Pfarrstelle in the municipality service carries further the service designation minister, however not the title minister.
A catholic minister or minister is a particularly geweihter priest, in the Evangelist church apply all Gläubigen by its baptismas priests (i.e. To assign persons with direct entrance to God and in particular the authority sins), so that there is naturally no own Priesterweihe here.
In some areas of the Eifel and the Westerwald Evangelist in the dialect between on the first syllable stressed () P'astor becomes andthe catholic Past'or stressed on the second syllable (spoken: Past'ur) differentiated.