Lindsay M. serves as the office manager. She and her husband have been using NFP since they learned during their engagement in 2013. She and her husband have seen the fruit of NFP in their marriage, both in their ability to space and achieve pregnancies, but also in their relationship. NFP has helped them see fertility care as a partnership and a blessing. Lindsay grew up in Hudson, got her undergraduate degrees in Business Economics and Catholic Studies at the University of St Thomas, then spent 6 years in Bismarck, ND where she met her husband, moving back to the Twin Cities in 2016. She has two little boys, and very little spare time. She does enjoy a good cup of tea and a good book (preferably one without pictures or cardboard pages, though that is her main literary genre during this season of life) in the rare and blessed moments of quiet.
REBECCA RUFF, CFCP AND RESPONSIBLE PRACTITIONER, BEGAN TEACHING THE CREIGHTON MODEL FERTILITYCARE™ SYSTEM IN 2007 AFTER DISCOVERING THE MANY BENEFITS IT OFFERED IN REGARDS TO WOMEN’S HEALTH, INFERTILITY AND COUPLES. PERSONALLY, THE METHOD HELPED BECKIE AND HER HUSBAND JOHN ACHIEVE TWO PREGNANCIES, AND HELPED SOLVE THE WOMEN’S HEALTH ISSUES BECKIE HAD BEEN DEALING WITH SINCE SHE WAS A TEENAGER. SHE HAS BEEN MARRIED SINCE 2006 AND HAS BEEN BLESSED WITH TWO SONS. BECKIE ENJOYS SPENDING TIME WITH HER HUSBAND AND BOYS, AND ALSO LIKES TO READ, SCRAPBOOK, AND WATCH MOVIES. BECKIE TEACHES AT MARY QUEEN OF PEACE (SAINT MARTIN CAMPUS) IN ROGERS ON MONDAY AND THURSDAY EVENINGS.
Brigid Barrett, FCP, began teaching the Creighton Model FertilityCare™ System in 2007, and teaches at St. Charles Borromeo Church in St. Anthony Village. Brigid and her husband Paul live in Minneapolis and have five children. She became a practitioner after observing its success in her own marriage and in those of her friends. Besides her teaching, Brigid also enjoys cooking, shopping for her little ones, and attending family outings around the Twin Cities.
Karla Hedgers, FCP, has been a FertilityCare Practitioner since August 2009 and teaches at both Cambridge Medical Center and Epiphany Church in Coon Rapids. The biology and scientific basis behind the method, as well as benefits to marriage, are what drew Karla to this method. She especially enjoys working with engaged or newlywed couples who are looking for an effective way to plan their families and monitor their reproductive health. She graduated from the University of Minnesota with a Bachelor of Science Degree in Family Social Science. Karla also loves to spend time with her husband and three daughters.
Brianna Huntsiger, BS, FCP HAS A DEGREE IN COMMUNITY HEALTH AND COMPLETED THE CREIGHTON MODEL FERTILITYCARE PRACTITIONER PROGRAM IN 2012. BRIANNA TEACHES AT ST. HUBERT CATHOLIC COMMUNITY IN CHANHASSEN AND ROOTS COMMUNITY BIRTH CENTER IN MINNEAPOLIS. SHE IS PASSIONATE ABOUT NAPROTECHNOLOGY, WOMEN’S HEALTH, AND THE SCIENCE BEHIND THE CREIGHTON MODEL FERTILITYCARE SYSTEM. BRIANNA TRULY ENJOYS TEACHING WOMEN AND COUPLES ABOUT THEIR FERTILITY. IN ADDITION TO TEACHING, SHE LIKES SPENDING TIME WITH FAMILY AND FRIENDS, RUNNING, SKIING, THROWING POTTERY AND COOKING. BRIANNA USUALLY TEACHES ON WEDNESDAY EVENINGS IN MINNEAPOLIS AND THURSDAY EVENINGS IN CHANHASSEN.
Karen Schultz, FCP, CD(DONA), CPD(CAPPA), CLEC, hails from rural central Minnesota and worked as a high school science teacher before realizing her love for serving women and families. She became a Certified Birth Doula in 2013, a Certified Lactation Educator Counselor in 2015, a Creighton Model Natural Family Planning Practitioner in 2017, and a Certified Postpartum Doula in 2018. She credits her own mom, a fertility, birth, and breastfeeding guru, for her journey into this important work. In her spare time Karen enjoys singing, playing bluegrass music, working on craft projects, and getting outdoors in all of Minnesota’s diverse seasons.
Terese Bordeau FCP, is in the midst of a 13-month training program to become a FertilityCare Practitioner. She has a B.S. in biology from the University of St. Thomas and recently completed a Master’s in Public Health from the University of Minnesota. She is passionate about celebrating fertility and finds teaching and practicing the Creighton Model System a great way to communicate the importance of human life. Terese lives in St. Paul with her husband, Zach. She is always up for an impromptu dance party, wears sweatpants regularly, drinks coffee or tea (depending on the day), and loves ample friend and family time.
RENEE OAKES, BA, FCPI, BEGAN TEACHING THE CREIGHTON MODEL FERTILITYCARE SYSTEM IN 2017, BUT HAS USED IT HERSELF SINCE 2007. RENEE AND HER HUSBAND, MATTHEW, HAVE STRUGGLED WITH BOTH MALE AND FEMALE FACTOR INFERTILITY AND RECURRENT MISCARRIAGE SINCE THEY WERE MARRIED IN 2001. THEY SUCCESSFULLY CONCEIVED AND CARRIED TO TERM THEIR THREE CHILDREN WITH CREIGHTON AND NAPROTECHNOLOGY TREATMENT, WHICH ALSO RESTORED HER HEALTH. SHE LOVES EMPOWERING WOMEN TO TAKE CHARGE OF THEIR OWN HEALTH, AND RECEIVE THE EFFECTIVE TREATMENT THEY DESERVE. RENEE WAS BORN AND RAISED IN MINNESOTA, AND EARNED HER BA FROM THE UNIVERSITY OF ST. THOMAS. SHE ENJOYS SINGING, PLAYING THE PIANO, CANOEING WHENEVER SHE CAN, AND SPENDING TIME WITH HER FAMILY.
Natalie Caza FCPI, is originally from the Twin Cites area, and now lives Cambridge, Minnesota with her husband and three children. After witnessing the many fruits of the Creighton Model System both in her own marriage and in the lives of so many others she decided to begin teaching to share this method others. She is passionate about the need for women and families to have a safe and effective means to monitor and evaluate their fertility. She also enjoys music, going for walks and lazy days with her family.