Do you love Natural Family Planning? Teach it to others!
Please consider becoming an NFP teacher! We are currently experiencing an increase in NFP inquiries and class requests, but don't have enough active teachers to meet every need. We especially need candidates for:
- Spanish speaking teachers
- Dane, Rock, Green, Lafayette, Iowa, Marquette, and Green Lake counties
- Sympto-Thermal teachers
- Medical professionals (Physicians, Nurses, Pharmacists, PAs,etc.)
All you need is a desire to spread the good news about NFP and the motivation to complete initial training. Medical background is a bonus, and NFP medical professionals are always needed, but it is not necessary for teaching most methods. Single people are also encouraged to apply; for most methods, you do not have to be married to learn how to teach the method. For more information or to request an NFP Teacher Inquiry Packet, please contact the Diocesan Family Planning Coordinator, Alison Hetue.
BIG NEWS: The Diocese of Madison is sponsoring a Couple to Couple League (Sympto-Thermal) NFP Teacher Training weekend on November 8-10, 2013 at the Bishop O'Connor Center. Lodging is available free of charge for all couples that will teach in the Diocese of Madison (and at a reasonable rate for other couples). Space is limited. Contact the NFP Office today for more information or for application instructions!
Diocesan NFP Instructors
Couple-to-Couple League Sympto-Thermal Method
Dr. Andy Wright, M.D. & Blossom Wright
Location: West Madison (Bishop O'Connor Center), Richland Center (Richland Hospital)
Experience: 11 years
Andy & Blossom Wright reside in Richland Center with their four children: August, Liam, Jacob, and Moray. They are also currently fostering a niece and nephew. Andy and Blossom met at UW-Madison in the early 1990s and have been married since 1998. Andy is a family practice physician with OB, including C-sections, at Richland Hospital. He also enjoys time with his family, listening to a wide array of musical styles, reading, exercising, and snow. Blossom enjoys reading, homeschooling, walking in the woods, artwork, exercising, and peace and quiet. They are both fluent in Spanish. Andy is also fluent in French and Blossom is nearly fluent in Portuguese.
Doug White & Rita White, R.N.
Location: Bloomington (St. Mary Parish)
Experience: 7 years
Doug & Rita White reside in rural Bagley. They have six children: Sam, Sabrina, Isaac, Kyle, Anthony, and Tristan and one daughter-in-law, Lacey. Rita is a nurse at Orchard Manor Nursing Home in Lancaster. Doug does full-time construction work and farms in his spare time. They spend many enjoyable hours attending their children's extra curricular activities including band and choir concerts, volleyball, football, basketball, softball and baseball games as well as wrestling and track meets. Doug and Rita have been married for 25 years.
Pieter and Alice Boshoven
Location: Madison (Bishop O'Connor Center)
Experience: 1st year
Alice and Pieter reside in Madison. Originally Michigan natives, they both attended college at the University of Michigan in Ann Arbor before moving to Madison for Alice to continue her schooling. Alice is currently a 4th year medical student at the University of Wisconsin and will graduate in May 2013. Pieter works as an engineer for a small consulting company in Madison. They enjoy running, tennis, cross-country skiing, and playing board games.
Creighton Model FertilityCare System
Maureen Duhn, R.N., CFCP
Location: West Madison (Bishop O'Connor Center)
Availability: Flexible, especially during weekdays
Experience: 33 years
Maureen Duhn resides in Cross Plains with her husband Jerry. They have been married for 33 years and have five children and two grandchildren. Maureen is a registered nurse through Creighton University and is a charter member of the American Academy of FertilityCare Practioners (AAFCP), which was founded in 1981. She and her husband, Jerry, were introduced to the Creighton Model during marriage preparation and have used it ever since. Maureen was the president of the AAFCP in 2008-2009. Maureen and Jerry are members of St. Francis Xavier Parish in Cross Plains and her two youngest children attend St. Ambrose Academy in Madison. Jerry is Director of Manufacturing Engineering at Sub-Zero Freezer Company in Madison. Besides teaching the Creighton Model, Maureen enjoys cooking and spending time with her wonderful family.
Alison Hetue, FCP
Location: East Madison (home)
Availability: Monday, Tuesday, and Thursday evenings at 7pm, some flexibility to meet on weekends
Experience: 3 years
Alison resides on the eastside of Madison with her husband Philip and two children, Michael and Zelie. Along with teaching the Creighton Model, Alison is also the Diocesan Coordinator of Natural Family Planning. Alison graduated from Marquette University with a B.A. in Theology and previously worked as a youth minister. She enjoys music, shopping, cooking, summertime, and spending time with family. She did her Creighton Model FertilityCare Practitioner training through the FertilityCare Services of Denver in Denver, CO.
Molly Ries, R.N., FCP
Location: Sauk City (home), West Madison (Our Lady of Hope Clinic)
Experience: 2 years
Molly resides in Sauk City with her husband Darin and their four children. In addition to teaching the Creighton Model, Molly graduated as a registered nurse in 2005 and is currently enrolled in a master's program to be a nurse-midwife and family nurse practitioner. After she graduates in the spring of 2013, she will be setting up an NFP-only women's health and birth clinic in Wisconsin. In addition, she wil be a certified Creighton Model Medical Consultant and will be able to work with clients using the Creighton Model to medically manage gynecologic conditions such as infertility and hormonal imbalances. Molly completed her FertilityCare Practitoner training through the St. Joseph FertilityCare Center in Nashua, NH. In addition to women's health, Molly enjoys roadtripping with her family, reading, walking, and growing orchids and roses.
Amanda Shoemaker, R.N., FCPI
Location: Mount Horeb/Pine Bluff (home, St. Mary Parish), West Madison (Our Lady of Hope Clinic)
Amanda resides in Mount Horeb with her husband, John. They have a two-year-old son, Rowan, and a newborn daughter, Hazel. They are involved in John's videography business, Backflip Films, as well as their Intentional Catholic Community group. They also enjoy many activities including camping, canoeing, biking, and movies. Amanda received her Bachelors in Nursing Science at Cardinal Stritch University in Milwaukee in 2009. Her past work experience includes two years medical/surgical in Milwaukee, two years geriatric experience, and she currently works in outpatient dialysis in Madison. Amanda is part of the group of interns that are doing their training through Amazing Grace FertilityCare Practitioner education program in Madison. As an intern, she will be working closely with her Supervisor, Alia Keys, to meet the FertilityCare needs of her clients.
Marissa Lipinski, FCPI
Location: West Madison (home), Verona (St. Christopher Parish)
Availability: Monday and Tuesday evenings, 7pm or later
Marissa resides in southwest Madison with her husband, Brad, and their son Benjamin. She is a proud Badger and a graduate of UW-Madison and holds a B.A. in Spanish and linguistics. Since graduation, she has held various non-traditional teaching positions around the Madison area, her most recent as a trainer at Epic in Verona. Currently, she is a full-time homemaker, but works on the side as a Spanish tutor and Creighton Model Practitioner Intern. Marissa's hobbies include crafting, running, traveling, ice skating, gardening, and learning languages. She is excited to join the team of CrMS Practitioners in Madison and looks forward to working with couples and becoming the first bilingual FertilityCare practitioner in the area.
Hayley Schuler, FCPI
Location: Campus/Downtown (St. Paul University Catholic Center)
Hayley is a native of Hazel Green, WI and is the the third of five children. She attends the University of Wisconsin Madison and lives on campus. Studying Communicative Disorders, she is excited to finish her undergraduate degree in the Spring of 2013. She is a peer mentor for the student organization Badger Catholic and is part of the music ministry team at St. Paul's University Catholic Center. Next summer, she will wed her fiancé Nicholas and they will live in Madison while he continues his studies. Hayley enjoys writing, swimming, baking, and traveling and is really excited to continue in her Creighton Model Practitioner Internship and be a part of the Creighton Model instructional team in Madison.
Joy Esguerra, FCPI
Location: West Madison (Bishop O'Connor Center), Mount Horeb/Pine Bluff (home, St. Mary & St. Ignatius Parishes)
Joy resides in Mount Horeb with her husband Aristotle. She graduated from the University of Wisconsin-Milwaukee with a Bachelor of Arts degree majoring in English, history, and religious studies. For five years she was a middle school teacher at two private schools in Milwaukee and taught a variety of subjects, ranging from Latin and English to religion and math. Joy is excited to continue her teaching career in the Madison area through the Creighton Model System. Joy and her husband hope to someday try their hand at organic small farming. For the time being, she enjoys playing cards, studying languages, watching football and basketball, and working with couples to learn the Creighton System.
Meredith Meinholz, FCPI
Location: Cottage Grove (home, St. Patrick Parish)
Availability: Generally Monday nights and Fridays, other days available upon request
Meredith lives in Cottage Grove with her husband, Luke, and newborn son, Theodore. She graduated from UW Madison with a B.F.A. and a Classics degree. Currently, she is also completing a Web Design certification. Meredith works at St. Patrick Parish as the Director of Religious Education. She enjoys taking trips with her family, art museums, swimming, and meeting new people. She greatly looks forward to being an NFP resource for the eastside of the Diocese.