Staff

All Twin Cities FertilityCare™ practitioners have completed an extensive training program in the Creighton Model and have fulfilled all course requirements to teach with Twin Cities FertilityCare Center™. Aside from knowing the Creighton Model professionally, our practitioners are proud users of Creighton to either achieve or avoid pregnancy or to monitor reproductive health. Collectively we have over 50 years of teaching experience.

Twin Cities FertilityCare Practitioners teach throughout the Twin Cities metro area. Get to know a Practitioner by signing up for a Creighton Model Introductory Session.

Karen Schultz, BS, MTS, CFCP and Lead Responsible Practitioner 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 FertilityCare™ practitioner in 2017, and a Certified Postpartum Doula in 2018. She credits her own mom – a fertility, birth, and breastfeeding guru – for her own 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.

Brigid Barrett

Brigid Barrett, FCP began teaching the Creighton Model FertilityCare™ System in 2007. Although she is currently not accepting new clients, Brigid serves as a natural family planning resource for her parish, St. Charles Borromeo in St. Anthony Village, and enjoys representing the Twin Cities FertilityCare™ Center at community events and on social media. Brigid and her husband Paul and have six 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 and exploring the Twin Cities.

Karla Hedgers

Karla Hedgers, FCP has been a FertilityCare™ practitioner since August 2009 and teaches at Church of the Epiphany in Coon Rapids. The biology and scientific basis behind the method, as well as benefits to marriage, are what drew Karla to the Creighton Model. 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. Brianna 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.

Renee Oakes, BA, FCP 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, FCP is originally from the Twin Cites and now lives in Cambridge, Minnesota with her husband and three children. After witnessing the many fruits of the Creighton Model both in her own marriage and in the lives of so many others she decided to begin teaching to share this method. 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.

Jamie Keis, FCP began teaching the Creighton Model FertilityCare™ system in 2019. She and her husband, Charlie, learned the Creighton Model through Twin Cities FertilityCare™ Center during their own engagement. They married in 2016 and when beginning their family they suffered multiple miscarriages. Charting with Creighton helped them quickly realize there was an issue and an easy solution. They now have two children and love using Creighton as they continue to grow their family. Jamie enjoys cheering on the Vikings, snowboarding, playing strategy board games, and going camping with her family.

Monica Kolars, FCP lives in River Falls, Wisconsin on a hobby farm with her husband and three of her four children, as well as two horses, two dogs, two cats, and ducks that come and go! Her eldest daughter is married and lives in St . Paul. She has a B.A. from St. Catherine’s University and a M.A. from the University of Minnesota. Monica taught for 10 years as an adjunct professor at UW-River Falls but quit when she became pregnant with her fourth child. For the past fifteen years she has continued to homeschool her children. Now that they are “leaving the nest” she has returned to teaching Creighton which she began when she was first married. Her hobbies include Carmelite spirituality, reading, quilting, baking and iconography.

Sami Conway, FCPI began teaching the Creighton Model FertilityCare™ System in 2020 but has been using Creighton herself since she got married in 2016. Throughout the introductory and follow-up sessions Sami learned so much about her body and now feels that every woman has the right to know the beauty and complexity of her body. She lives in Chaska with her husband and daughter and outside of teaching Creighton to women and couples Sami also teaches 5th grade in New Prague. In her rare moments of free time, Sami likes to read anything from children’s books to non-fiction essays. She also enjoys spending time with family, sewing, and finding new ground beef recipes to try for dinner.

Alice Schwantes, FCPI has a background rich in the sciences and a passion for helping women become their own health advocates. She has always sought out natural remedies and was thrilled to discover the Creighton Model FertilityCare™ System’s balance between innovative science and the natural beauty of a women’s reproductive cycle. She has used the system to monitor her own health since 2018 and looks forward to teaching others to do the same. Alice holds degrees from Gustavus Adolphus College and Hamline University. She became a FertilityCare™ Practitioner Intern in 2020. In her free time, she enjoys hiking, gardening, do-it-yourself projects, and time spent with friends and family. She is most at home in the kitchen, however, preparing healthy food from local ingredients.