About Our Church
Our church continues the Anglican traditions of worship, prayer and outreach to our community. As well we have evolved to a more diverse, inclusive congregation that welcomes parishioners of various faiths, cultural backgrounds and ethnic origins. Their work backgrounds also range from teachers to ranchers and law enforcement to farmers. A number of people in our congregation are also part-time parishioners at the church and return to another part of the country they also call home. But it is our love of God and our faith that unites us all.
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Who is Christ?
We believe that Christ entered the world and lived the perfect life none of us could live. He gave that life on the cross on our behalf so we could be forgiven for all of our failure. His goodness is transferred to us because he gave his life and rose again, so that we could be right with God.
What is the greatest commandments?
Christ Jesus provided us with the two most important commandments: You shall love the Lord your God with all your heart, and with all you soul, and with all your mind. This is the first and great commandment. And the second is: You shall love your neighbor as yourself. On these two commandments hang all the Law and the Prophets.
Christ Jesus also left us with his well-known Great Commission. The mission of the church is to reach out to nonbelievers and develop them, along with existing believers, into committed followers of Christ. This is the mission that the church is intended to accomplish.
What is Faith?
Faith is to have complete trust or confidence in someone or something. Faith can also be a strong belief in God. What does it mean to have faith in Jesus? The bible tells us that faith is the assurance of things hoped for, but not seen. Placing our full trust in God and having faith that His plan is best may bring comfort and peace to weary souls.
Our outward sign of these inward beliefs is in the worship of our Parish family together. We gather together and listen to His teachings through the Word and offer prayers for our Parish family and the World. We then are nourished at the His table and are sent out into the World, nourished and refreshed to share these beliefs. Our worship also connects us to each other as the family of God.
The Rev. Kay Mueller
I was born and raised in Nashville, TN…..hence the accent! Over the years, I have lived in Knoxville TN, Dallas TX, Philadelphia PA, Vero Beach FL and various areas within 40 miles of Okeechobee before settling into my current beach condo in Ft. Pierce. I am widowed (since 2003)with 2 children (a son and daughter), 3 stepdaughters, and a total of 10 grands, step-grands/great grands, with the boys outnumbering the girls 8-2, in addition to my precious Miss Elly – a rescue/rehome miniature schnauzer!
I have a B.S. in Management, along with certification in several extensive management and personal skills courses, and I am currently a “hybrid distance student” at Nashotah House Theological Seminary in Wisconsin, pursuing my Masters in Ministry. The majority of my secular career included 23 years with Peterbilt Motors Company, a division of PACCAR, where I served in various executive management positions including National Customer Service Manager and Region Manager/Northeast Region.
I heard God’s call to ministry in 2013 and was ordained a Deacon in the Diocese of Central Florida on 9/9/2017 in the midst of Hurricane Irma. The call to the priesthood began in 2019 and I officially began the journey in September 2020 and was made a postulant for Holy Orders to the Priesthood in April 2021. I was appointed Interim Pastor-in-Charge at Church of Our Saviour effective May 28, 2021 and continue to serve God and His people in that capacity as I pursue my continuing education and path to the priesthood.
My heart’s desire is to glorify God and minister to His people as we collectively share the Good News of Christ! My personal Mission Statement is: “One day at a time, working in unity to glorify God and loving one another, as Jesus loves us!”
J. Kevin Kinnaird
Director of Music
Kevin is a native of Franklin Kentucky and joined our staff in October of 2007 under Father Edward Weiss. He studied music at Western Ky University and Westminster Choir College. Additionally, he studied Liturgy at St. Joseph’s College in Renseallaer IN and Parish Administration at Loyola Marymount University.
Kevin has served as Director of Worship at churches in Bowling Green KY, Louisville KY, Raleigh NC, Los Angeles CA and St. Petersberg FL. He also served as the Director of Music for the Roman Catholic Diocese of Western KY. In addition to his Church positions, he also was an Associate Professor in Liturgy at Brescia College in Owensboro KY and taught private voice and piano in both Esbjerg and Copenhagen Denmark.
Today he also serves as an Associate Director of Music at Sacred Heart Catholic Church and has a private studio at Okeechobee Music, INC.
Patrick Van Tassell
Patrick Van Tassell began working at Church of Our Saviour in March 2020 as A/V Technician; helping to bring our worship services to a wider online audience when in-person worship was not possible. In January 2021, he accepted the position of Parish Secretary.
Jane Van Tassell
Jane Van Tassell began working at Church of Our Saviour in April 2021 as Parish Custodian. She cleans and sanitizes the Sanctuary, Parish Hall and Parish Office twice weekly.