36th & N. Walker • Oklahoma City, OK 73118
4 Minutes from Bricktown!
"The Church Of Tomorrow...Today!"
To reach any of the staff, you may call 405-525-6551 or email any of the staff members.
Bachelor of Arts, Philosophy/ Religion, Phillips University; Master of Divinity, Yale University Divinity School.
Zachary Rygiel Originally from Largo, Florida, Zachary Rygiel is a recent 2012 graduate of St. Olaf College in Northfield, Minnesota where he completed a Bachelor's degree in Organ and Church Music. While enrolled at St. Olaf, he studied organ with Dr. Catherine Rodland and voice with Dr. Robert Smith. He was also a member of the St. Olaf Choir. In August 2012, he began work toward a Master's Degree in Church Music at The University of Oklahoma where he studies with Dr. John Schwandt. Mr. Rygiel has served various Florida and Minnesota churches as a substitute organist and choir director. Mr. Rygiel is a member of the American Guild of Organists (AGO)
Retired from Kerr-McGee Corporation having held positions in Oil & Gas, International Accounting, and in the Treasury Department managing bank accounts and cash flows for international and domestic operations. Also held positions preparing personal income taxes and in auditing prior to joining the staff at First Christian Church of Oklahoma City. BBA in accounting, University of Oklahoma.
Completed University Outreach Director Training Center of Early Childhood Professional Development, 2005. Completed Houston Health & Safety Academy, Management of Childcare Business, 2004. Also completed Safe Environment Training, 2000. 21 years experience in Child Care; 10 years childcare at FCC OKC.
Tom majored in Art Education at OCU, then attended Phillips Graduate Seminary, and was ordained to ministry in the OK Region. After several decades of pastoral ministry (mostly in Central OK), Tom went back to school to increase his knowledge of computers. A year later, he re-entered the workforce with an A+ Certification on top of his Masters of Divinity.