Zydek, Fredrick J.
Fredrick J. Zydek graduated from "Buckley High School where he was the Class Speaker of his graduating class, he joined the United States Air Force in 1956. He served at the Lincoln Air Force Base, Lincoln, NE from 1956 to 1960. After that, he used the GI Bill to attend Seattle University where he received his Bachelors Degree. He then attended graduate school at the University of Washington. After graduate school, he returned to Nebraska to be the founding Pastor of the First Metropolitan Community Church in Omaha ca. 1974. He later taught Creative Writing at the University of Nebraska and Theology at the College of St. Mary. Fred published several novels, collections of poetry and other non-fiction." Zydek was married to Garold F. Storm. They had moved to Omaha together as the first pastors of the Metropolitan Community Church. (Obituary, Omaha World-Herald, 10 May 2016)
Found in 5 Collections and/or Records:
Fredrick J. Zydek Papers
Fredrick Zydek Videos, 2013-2016
Videos created by Fredrick Zydek include readings of his writings, the history of Metropolitan Community Church of Omaha (MCC Omaha), family history, LGBT topics such as “Native American Gay History,” and other videos reflecting Zydek’s interests. All videos are available for viewing from Zydek’s YouTube page at https://www.youtube.com/user/MrMoroni12 as of February 10, 2017.
Metropolitan Community Church Plaque to Fredrick Zydek, 2004, January 24, 2004
Reverend Fredrick Zydek, Church Correspondence, circa 1973-1974
Letters handwritten and typewritten to, from, and forwarded to Fredrick Zydek. Of note are correspondence related to the foundation of MCCO and Zydek’s travels between church groups in Seattle, Omaha, and Lincoln. Archives Staff copied and disposed of the originals of ten pages in this folder due to conservation concerns.