Teresa Novak and Anne Spatola

Thursday , March 06, 2014 - 12:54 PM



The Rev. Theresa Novak and Anne Spatola were united in marriage on July 12 in a private ceremony in Marin County, Calif. On Jan. 3, 2014, they will have a religious ceremony and wedding reception at the Unitarian Universalist Congregation of Marin in San Rafael, Calif. On that date, they will also celebrate the 39th anniversary of when they became life partners.

They have three adult children: David Spatola, Rebecca Novak and Daniel Novak.

Anne has a Master of Public Administration from Cal State University, Hayward, and served as a manager for the California Department of Social Services until she retired in 2006.

Theresa has a master’s degree in sociology from the University of California, Berkeley, and a Master of Divinity from Starr King School for the Ministry. She worked as a manager for the Social Security Administration for 25 years in Richmond, Calif., before taking early retirement to study for the ministry. She has served as the parish minister of the Unitarian Universalist Church of Ogden since 2007.

In 2012, the couple was honored with an award from Equality Utah.

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