Church Of Our Saviour
200 NW 3rd Street
Okeechobee, Florida

The term vestry originated in Great Britain and referred to the room next to the nave of the church where the sacred vessels and vestments were kept. Those conducting parish business met in this room and came to be known as the vestry. The executive committee of the vestry is made up of the two wardens and the rector. The principle behind this, as well as the whole structure of the Episcopal Church and the Anglican Communion, is one of ordered and diffused authority.

The canon law of the Church charges the vestry with the following responsibilities:

  • responsibility with the Rector in promoting the spiritual welfare of the parish.
  • aid the Rector in the institution, conduct, and development of the program of the Church both within and without the Parish.
  • agent and legal representative in all matters concerning property: maintain the buildings and furnishings, maintain other property (rectory, parking lot, grounds, etc.), provide adequate insurance.
  • responsible for the finances of the parish, raising money, prompt payment of salaries and bills, prudent care of trust funds, endowments and bequests, sale and transfer of securities and other assets, maintain records, annual report, budget (approve expenditures and recommend and approve salaries).
  • recruit, encourage, train, and guide candidates for Holy Orders.
  • represent the parish in its relations with the Rector
    serve as a "Council of Advice" for the Rector when requested.
  • elect a Rector if there is a vacancy.




Memorial Garden

The Rev. Jim Shevlin
The Rev.
Kay S. Mueller
Music Director
Kevin Kinnaird
Jason & Brittany Ballard

Our Vestry consists of the following parishioners in our church:
Senior Warden
Junior Warden
Jim Lucas (2019)
Pam Schaefer (2019)
Vestry Secretary
Melisa Jahner (2018)
Dallon Boyd (2019)
Marilyn Buxton (2017)
Christine Fuller (2017)
  Peggy Harlow(2018)
Laurie Pharr (2018)

Diana Stark (2017)