Mickley, Richard R. Photographs

Span Dates: 1988-1991
Bulk Dates:
Volume: 45 photographic prints


Photographs documenting Richard R. Mickley personal life and his service to the Metropolitan Community Church in Auckland, New Zealand.

Hist/Bio Note

Richard Raymond Mickley was the oldest of ten children of Raymond and Clara Mickley of Danville, Ohio. He entered Brunnerdale Seminary of the Society of the Precious Blood in Canton, Ohio at the age of 13. His superiors advised him to leave the seminary and find “a nice wife.” After serving in the U.S. Army in Korea during the police action, he met his future wife, Nancy with whom he would have eight children. He taught Latin and later owned and operated a restaurant with his wife. He returned to Catholic parish work as the Director of Religious Education in Michigan, one of the first five lay directors in the United States. For many years he worked with Ralph Martin and Steve Clark in the National Cursillo Movement Leadership and later in the Catholic Charismatic movement. He was named one of the first lay ministers of the Eucharist in the country.

Finding Aid

An online finding aid is available through the Online Archives of California (OAC).


This collection is housed at ONE National Gay and Lesbian Archives at University of Southern California Libraries.


MCC | New Zealand | Auckland