NFP Instructors and Schedule

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Natural Womanhood is the most far-reaching women’s health literacy program since the Pill. The organization exists because many women are harmed by or at risk from the use of contraceptives, and most don’t know they have a viable alternative.

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Natural Family Planning Instructors and Class Schedules

NFP Instructors and classes are offered in the following areas: Bismarck, Bottineau, Cavalier, Crookston, Devils Lake, Ellendale, Fargo, Grand Forks, Harvey, Jamestown, LaMoure, Mandan, Minot, Napoleon, Valley City, Wahpeton/Breckenridge .

Bismarck/Mandan Area Instructors
Carmen Devney
  • Phone: (701) 471-2363, or email hoofprince(at)hotmail(dot)com 
  • Northwest Family Services (Sympto-Thermal Method).
  • Cost is $135. Registration is required. 
Christina Becker, FCP; Christie Collins, FCP; Jana Heen, FCP; Amanda Jensen, FCP; Deb Martinek, FCP; Tara Rohrich, FCP
  • Creighton Model Fertility Care System Featuring NaPro Technology.
  • Cost is $265 for full course of instruction and materials.
  • For more information or to register contact the FertilityCare Center of Bismarck at (701) 223, ext. 265 or via email at fertilitycarebismarck(at)gmail(dot)com
Paul and Chelsea Forster, Kevin and Tammy Martian, Luke and Melinda Seidling
  • The Couple-to-Couple League Sympto-Thermal Method of Natural Family Planning.
  • Cost is $140 for 3 sessions and includes materials.
  • To register for classes visit http://register.ccli.org/ and select the Live Onsite option only.   
  • ***The Live Online and Self-Paced Online options do NOT fulfill the diocesan NFP requirement***
Tara Brooke
  • Email tara(at)tadabrooke(dot)com
  • Billings Ovulation Method
  • Cost is $150 for initial session and three individual follow-ups, materials included.
Jill Gruman
  • Email jillgruman(at)gmail(dot)com 
  • Billings Ovulation Method of America.
  • Cost is $150 for initial session and three individual follow-ups, materials included.
 Krystle Hansen
  • Phone: (707) 410-8317, or email krystle (dot)hansen(at)yahoo(dot)com
  • Marquette Method.
  • Cost is $130 for three sessions, materials (optional Clearblue Fertility Monitor and test strips not included), and follow-ups as necessary.
Shawna Helbling
  • Email smhelbling(at)gmail(dot)com 
  • Billings Ovulation Method of America.
  • Cost is $150 for initial session and three individual follow-ups, materials included.
Brittany Kudrna, DNP, FNP-C
  • Phone: (701) 290-8624, or email bnkudrna(at)gmail(dot)com
  • Marquette Method.
  • Cost is $130 for three sessions, materials (optional Clearblue Fertility Monitor and test strips not included), and follow-ups as necessary.
Abbey Nagel
Samantha Nelson
  • Phone: (218) 280-8327, or email samanddevyn(at)gmail(dot)com 
  • Billings Ovulation Method of America.
  • Cost is $150 for initial session and three individual follow-ups, materials included. 
 Andrea Schanandore
  • Phone: (701) 866-8274, or email taschandy(at)gmail(dot)com
  • Marquette Method.
  • Cost is $130 for three sessions, materials (optional Clearblue Fertility Monitor and test strips not included), and follow-ups as necessary.
Bottineau Area Instructors
Janel Agnes, RPh
  • Phone: (701) 228-2499 or (701) 201-0294, or email janelma(at)hotmail(dot)com
  • Billings Ovulation Method of America.
  • Cost is $150 for 3 private instruction meetings and follow-up as needed. Group instruction is $75/session of 3 classes. Materials included. Engaged couples must begin instruction at least 3 months prior to wedding date. Married couples welcome. For more information on class times, registration fee, or to register for a session, contact Janel.
Cavalier Area Instructors
Anita Stevens
  • Phone: (701) 265-2235, or e-mail astevens(at)polarcomm(dot)com
  • Billings Ovulation Method.
  • Cost is $135 for 3 classes and follow-up as needed. Materials included. Call for more information or to make an appointment.
  • Anita Stevens is certified by the Diocesan Development Program for NFP - United States Catholic Conference of Bishops.
Crookston Area Instructors
Mitch and Lee Walski
  • Phone: (218) 470-0222, or email walski(at)gra.midco(dot)net
  • The Couple-to-Couple League Sympto-Thermal Method of Natural Family Planning.
  • All classes are held at the Cathedral of the Immaculate Conception in Crookston, Minn. Register online. ***Only "Live Onsite" classes fulfill the Fargo Diocese marriage preparation requirement.***
  • Cost of 3 sessions is $140. Classes dates are listed online. Register at least one week before class to receive course materials as they will be mailed directly to the couples.
Devils Lake Area Instructors
Dennis and Judy Miller
  • Phone: (701) 644-2611, or email djmiller(at)polarcomm(dot)com
  • Billings Ovulation Method.
  • Cost is $135 for 3 sessions and follow-up as needed. Materials included.  Classes are held at St. Joseph Parish Center Basement, 517 4th Street NE, Devils Lake.  Registration required. Call or email for more information or to register.
  • Judy Miller is certified by the Diocesan Development Program for NFP - United States Catholic Conference of Bishops.
Jessica Ruehle
  • Phone: (701) 230-0139, or email jessicaruehle(at)gmail(dot)com
  • Creighton Model FertilityCare System featuring NaPro Technology. Practicum instructor.
  • Introductory session is free.  Follow-up sessions are $35 each (5 sessions are required to complete course, $210 includes materials) and offered on an individual basis. Call or email for an appointment.
Fargo Area Instructors
Stephen and Miriam Rolczynski
  • Phone: (701) 202-8813, or email smrolski(at)gmail(dot)com 
  • Billings Ovulation Method of America.  Practicum instructor. 
  • Cost is $125 for 3 sessions and follow-up meeting as needed. Materials included. Call or email for more information or to register. 
 Mary Johnson, CFCP
  • Phone: (218) 233-6103, or email ryanmaryjohnson(at)hotmail(dot)com
  • Creighton Model Fertility Care System featuring NaPro Technology.
  • Introductory session is free. Follow-up sessions are $35 each (5 sessions are required to complete course, $210 includes materials) and offered on an individual basis. Call or email for an appointment.
  • Mary Johnson is certified by the Diocesan Development Program for NFP - United States Catholic Conference of Bishops.
Natalie Aughinbaugh, DNP, FNP
  • Phone: (701) 866-7890, or email natalie.aughinbaugh(at)gmail(dot)com
  • Marquette Model of Natural Family Planning.
  • Cost is $125 for 3 sessions and follow-up as needed.
  • Classes will be held October 8, November 5, and December 3 from 7-8:15 p.m. at Sts. Anne and Joachim Catholic Church in the Christ the King Room.
  • Natalie Aughinbaugh is certified by the Diocesan Development Program for NFP - United States Catholic Conference of Bishops
Clarence and Betty Vetter
  • Clarence and Betty: Phone (701) 261-8777
  • Couple to Couple League Sympto-Thermal Method of Natural Family Planning.
  • Cost is $140 for 3 sessions. Materials included. Register at least one week before class to receive course materials.
  • Clarence and Betty Vetter are certified by the Diocesan Development Program for NFP - United States Catholic Conference of Bishops.
  • View Couple to Couple League Class Schedules and Register Online***Only "Live Onsite" classes fulfill the diocesan marriage preparation requirement.***
Joe (BSN), and Jolene Hendrickx
  • Phone: (218) 371-5778, or email joehendrickx1(at)gmail(dot)com
  • Billings Ovulation Method of America. Practicum instructor.
  • Cost is $125 for 3 sessions and follow-up meeting as needed. Materials included. Call or email for more information or to register.
Emily Jacobs, BSN, RN
  • Phone: (218) 371-8650, or email jacobs(dot)emilyjean(at)gmail(dot)com
  • Marquette Model of Natural Family Planning. Practicum instructor.
  • Classes will be held November 1, December 6, and January 3 from 6:30-7:45 p.m. at Holy Cross Catholic Church.  Limit of 5 couples.
  • Cost is $125 for 3 sessions and follow-up meetings as needed.  Call or email for more information or to register.
Mitch Lehn, BSN, RN
  • Phone: (763) 478-1586, or email mitchell.lehn(at)gmail(dot)com
  • Marquette Model of Natural Family Planning
  • Classes will be held October 1, November 5, and December 3 from 7-8:15 p.m. at St. Paul's Newman Center in the Student Lounge.
  • Cost is $125 for 3 sessions and follow-up meetings as needed.  Call or email for more information or to register. 
Grand Forks Area Instructors
Destin and Stacy Coles, Greg and Stacey Paintner, Mitch and Lee Walski
  • Couple to Couple League Sympto-Thermal Method of Natural Family Planning.
  • Cost is $140 for 3 sessions and includes materials.
  • Upcoming classes run:
    • August 23, September 20, and October 18 at 7 p.m. at Sacred Heart Church in East Grand Forks, MN. Greg and Stacey Paintner will be the instructors.
    • January 28, February 25, and March 25 at St. Thomas Aquinas Newman Center in Grand Forks, ND.  Destin and Stacey Coles will be the instructors.

To register, go to The Couple to Couple League, go to class schedule, then search by state and choose the instructor you wish. Register at least one week before class to receive course materials. For questions about registration, call Cheryl Granger (701) 330-3252. ***Only "Live Onsite" classes fulfill the diocesan marriage preparation requirement.***

  • Destin and Stacy Coles are certified by the Diocesan Development Program for NFP - United States Catholic Conference of Bishops.
  • Greg and Stacey Paintner are certified by the Diocesan Development Program for NFP - United States Catholic Conference of Bishops.
Katie Zubrod, CFCP
  • Phone: (719) 482-6270, or email kt.ande24(at)gmail(dot)com
  • Creighton Model Fertility Care System featuring NaPro Technology.
  • Introductory session is free. Follow-up sessions are $35 each (5 sessions are required to complete course, $210 includes materials) and offered on an individual basis. Call or email for an appointment.
Harvey Area Instructors
Elizabeth Leier, LPN
  • Phone: (701) 324-2802, or email elroseleier(at)gmail(dot)com
  • Billings Ovulation Method of America.
  • Cost is $150.00 for 3 private instruction sessions and follow-up as needed. Materials included. Instruction is held at St. Aloisius Hospital, 325 Brewster St E, Harvey, ND. Call or email for more information or to register for classes.
  • Elizabeth Leier is certified by the Diocesan Development Program for NFP - United States Catholic Conference of Bishops.
Jamestown Area Instructors
Leann Ripplinger, CFCP
  • Phone: (701) 952-1750, or email fcs.heartland(at)hotmail(dot)com
  • Creighton Model FertilityCare System featuring NaProTechnology.
  • Cost for intro session, materials and five follow-up sessions is $220.  Additional follow-up sessions: $35/session. 5 sessions required to complete diocesan requirements. 
  • Call or email to register for class.  Engaged couples are encouraged to begin this training at least 4–6 months prior to their wedding. Class size is limited.  
  • Leann Ripplinger is certified by the Diocesan Development Program for NFP - United States Catholic Conference of Bishops.
LaMoure Area Instructors
Eric and Suzie Lahlum
  • Phone: (701) 669-2258
  • The Couple-to-Couple League Sympto-Thermal Method of Natural Family Planning.
  • Cost is $140 for 3 sessions and includes materials. Classes are held at St. Catherine's Catholic Church, 540 3rd Ave. NE, Valley City, from 2 to 4 p.m. on Sundays or from 7 to 9 p.m. on Mondays. Call for more information. Register at least one week before class to receive course materials. (Note: The website will say “Fargo”; Valley City may register through the same link).  ***Only "Live Onsite" classes fulfill the diocesan marriage preparation requirement.***
  • Eric and Suzie are certified by the Diocesan Development Program for NFP - United States Conference of Catholic Bishops.
Jacob and Ruth Loegering, Eric and Suzie Lahlum
  • The Couple-to-Couple League Sympto-Thermal Method of Natural Family Planning. Cost is $140 for 3 sessions and includes materials.
  • Register at least one week before class to receive course materials. (Note: enter North Dakota in the state choice; Valley City info will show up as you scroll down.)  ***Only "Live Onsite" classes fulfill the diocesan marriage preparation requirement.***
  • Jacob and Ruth are certified by the Diocesan Development Program for NFP - United States Conference of Catholic Bishops.
Minot Area Instructors
Scott and Jen Johannsen
  • Phone (701) 837-9768, or email johan(at)srt(dot) com
  • The Couple-to-Couple League Sympto-Thermal Method of Natural Family Planning. Cost is $140 for 3 sessions. Materials included. Classes are held on the third Monday of the month at 6:30 p.m., at Our Lady of Grace Church, Minot. Register at least one week before class to receive course materials. Call with questions.
Allison Suda
  • Phone: (701) 391-0115, or e-mail allison.suda(at)gmail(dot)com
  • Billings Ovulation Method of America. Cost is $125 for 3 sessions, materials included.  Classes are taught on individual basis.  Call for more information or for an appointment.
Mary Klier
  • Creighton FertilityCare System featuring NaPro Technology
  • Cost is $265 for full course of instruction and materials.
  • For more information or to register contact the FertilityCare Center of Bismarck at (701) 223, ext. 265 or via email at fertilitycarebismarck(at)gmail(dot)com
Napoleon Area Instructor
Dawn Becker, RN, BSN
  • Phone: (701) 754-2646, or cell (701) 226-3087, or e-mail dawn.marie.becker(at)icloud(dot)com
  • Billings Ovulation Method of America.
  • Cost is $125 for 3 sessions, materials included.  Classes are taught on individual basis.  Call for more information or for an appointment.
Wahpeton Area Instructor
Denise Herding
  • Phone: (701) 640-2035
  • Billings Ovulation Method of America.
  • Cost is $125 for 3 sessions and follow-up meeting as needed. Materials included. Call for more information or to register.