On his way home from the university he passed through Saumur, and, having visited the pastor of the Protestant church there, was introduced by him to Philippe de Mornay, governor of the city.
We lunched with Mr. Thayer (your former pastor) and his wife.
Everyone in the crowded room knew Pastor Humphries and treated him with the reverence as a visiting cardinal.
In most cases the pastor receives a salary.
In the Reformed Church (far the more numerous of the two bodies) each parish has a council of presbyters, consisting of the pastor and lay-members elected by the congregation.