Shea Olson serves as the Twin Cities FertilityCare office manager. She has been practicing NFP with the Creighton Model since her husband and she learned it during their engagement in 2011. They are both strong supporters of NFP and this particular model as they have seen first-hand the depth it brings to their relationship when being able to talk openly about fertility. Shea grew up in Milwaukee, WI, but came here to go to the University of St Thomas. She met her St Paul-native husband and decided to stay. They were married in 2011 and have three children. In her few minutes of spare time, Shea enjoys drinking a lot of coffee, dreaming about the next time she’ll be by the ocean, and watching her children laugh with one another.
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.
Amy Cummings, CFCP, Lead Practitioner, has been a FertilityCare Practitioner since 2005; she teaches at the All Saints Church in Lakeville. Amy feels honored to teach couples and single women to better understand the powerful gift of their fertility. Amy knows the Creighton Model FertilityCare System is the best system for couples to plan their families, identify underlying gynecological problems, hormone imbalances, and treat infertility. Amy and her husband Brett have struggled with infertility, thus giving her a heart of compassion and deep understanding of this difficult journey. Amy received her BA in Organizational Management from Concordia University and for the past nine years she has worked as the Executive Director of Partnership for Youth. She enjoys spending time with her husband (her best friend), traveling, reading, walking and knitting.
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 graduated in 2009 with a Bachelor’s Degree in Community Health. After serving as a FOCUS-Fellowship of Catholic University Students missionary at the University of Vermont for 2 years, Brianna began the Creighton Model FertilityCare System internship program in 2012. Upon discovering there were no Creighton practitioners in Vermont, she was compelled to bring such an amazing service program to Vermonters. She taught in the North East for a year and a half and recently moved back to her home state of Minnesota. Brianna continues to teach clients long distance and also teaches the Creighton Model System at Woodwinds Hospital in Woodbury. She is passionate about NaproTechnology, women’s health, and the Science behind the Creighton Model System; and is so glad to be able to teach women and couples about their fertility. In addition to teaching, Brianna enjoys running, skiing, cooking, coffee and a good book.
Karen Schultz, CD(DONA), CLEC, FCP, 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 November 2013 and a Certified Lactation Educator Counselor in January 2015, and is currently working toward her certification as a Creighton Model practitioner. She credits her own mom–a fertility, birth, and breastfeeding guru–for her journey into this 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.
Kimberly Okvist, FCPI, received her Juris Doctor from the University of Oklahoma College of Law in 2007 and Bachelor of Arts in 2003. She and her husband, Allen, have been practicing Creighton since 2008 and have experienced its success in both achieving and avoiding pregnancy. Kimberly has also benefited from NaPro Technology through the Pope Pius VI Institute. These experiences have given Kimberly the passion to teach and pass this information along to other women who can benefit from having this knowledge. Kimberly and Allen live in the NW part of the Twin Cities with their 6 children and enjoy being active participants in their church and community.
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.
Rebecca Ruff, CFCP, 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. Her teaching sites are Mary Queen of Peace (Saint Martin Campus) in Rogers and Saint Francis Xavier Education Center in Buffalo.