Essential to the survival of any minister is that special person who speaks into the life of the minister, sharing the wisdom and knowledge that is vital to operating as a vessel of honor called by God.

For though ye have ten thousand instructors in Christ, yet have ye not many fathers: for in Christ Jesus I have begotten you through the Gospel
I Corinthians 4:15

Indeed, every minister needs a father, one who transfers the mantle of understanding, authority and effectiveness through the spiritual mentoring of those submitted to his counsel.

So he departed from there, and found Elisha the son of Shaphat, who was plowing with twelve yoke of oxen before him, and he was with the twelfth. Then Elijah passed by him and threw his mantle on him.
I Kings 19:19