So I finally got the bugger up to level 6 and the healing now is great. With some kiting my army can take on almost anything.
But I noticed that the cleric is casting major strength on everyone all the time. (when he is not sleeping or eating that is.) Even to the point where I send him out within my main party to kill some mobs. He would hang back in town acting like Heimskr (from skyrim) bothering hardworking citizens with prayers and blessings. and is refusing to go outside the walls.
Every time he detects someone to bless and stops to do so. Leaving my solders to bleed.