This angry, old man used to be the bishop of New Jerusalem many years ago. Technically speaking, he should still have been the head of the congregation at New Canaan at the time of his death, but the Living Prophet is the ultimate authority short of God. Several years ago, Mordecai left New Canaan, along with almost half the population. They moved south, towards New Jerusalem, claiming that they were going to re-settle it. They were not successful. Mordecai and a handful of followers returned to New Canaan and never spoke about what happened to make them return. However, it is apparent that they were the only survivors of that ill-fated expedition.
In his final years, the silver-haired Mordecai angrily watched Jeremiah, fuming at what he believed was an imposter getting away with the mass deception of the Mormon community. Though he was in his seventies, he was every bit as passionate about the livelihood of New Canaan as he was about New Jerusalem decades earlier. He did not support the violent removal of Jeremiah, but did believe he should step down.
Mordecai perished when New Canaan was sacked by the White Legs, burning to death on the first floor of the Church.