Pastors are persons. Most of the problems pastors experience in the parish are not caused by the pastor forgetting he or she is a pastor. Most difficulties pastors face in the parish arise when the pastor forgets that he or she is a person. This book is about the pastor as a person. It is a book about the experience of people who are pastors - their thoughts and feelings and behaviors. But this is also a reflective book, bringing to bear upon the pastors and their situations the perspectives of anthropology, the behavioral sciences, and philosophy, as well as theology.