Haha, thank you, I'm glad. Basically my reaction to him taking over my gallery as of about a year ago. I hope my watchers who aren't familiar with the series don't get the idea that he's the main character.
I totally would too. I wish more media would have a main character like that; his type seem to often be relegated to support roles. I've never thought of him being a recruiter but that would have been great, although maybe not practical since you can miss getting him and Raven if you forget to bring Priscilla to Chapter 16.
FE is based on medieval Europe, where Christianity was the dominant religion, hence I always assumed Fire Emblem priests to follow similar teachings. I could have made up something else to represent the order of St. Elimine, but then I would have had to explain it and it seemed like an existing symbol would be more recognizable.