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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)

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Metropolitan Community Church Plaque to Fredrick Zydek, 2004, January 24, 2004

Identifier: mss0078_obj_1
Scope and Contents Photograph of a plaque awarded to Fredrick Zydek by Metropolitan Community Church of Omaha in 2004. Award is black with a green marble plaque face with gold type. Item was produced by Center Trophy in Omaha. The plaque reads: "MCC - Metropolitan Community Church of Omaha. Mr. Fred Zydeck - On this twenty-fourth day of January in the year two thousand and four - Metropolitan Community Church of Omaha - With thanks and gratitude recognizes your prophetic bravery and dedication as the founding...
Dates: January 24, 2004