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How Our Team Can Help

The FertilityCare Practitioners with Visitation FertilityCare (VisFC) have each completed a thirteen month training program with the Saint Pope Paul VI Institute at Creighton University, which specializes in teaching women how to chart their menstrual cycles in an objective manner. Women are then empowered with a holistic understanding of their fertility, which they can use to plan their families, and monitor their reproductive health. In the event a woman’s charting demonstrates signs of dysfunction, or the woman is experiencing symptoms related to her menstrual cycle that are affecting her day to day life, the FertilityCare Practitioners at VisFC can assist in connecting the woman with one of our local Creighton and NaProTechnology-trained medical providers. The physicians affiliated with VisFC are also trained through the Saint Pope Paul VI Institute to assess Creighton charts, and diagnose and treat gynecologic conditions in a restorative manner.

The FertilityCare Practitioners with Visitation FertilityCare (VisFC) have each completed a thirteen month training program with the Saint Pope Paul VI Institute at Creighton University, which specializes in teaching women how to chart their menstrual cycles in an objective manner. Women are then empowered with a holistic understanding of their fertility, which they can use to plan their families, and monitor their reproductive health. In the event a woman’s charting demonstrates signs of dysfunction, or the woman is experiencing symptoms related to her menstrual cycle that are affecting her day to day life, the FertilityCare Practitioners at VisFC can assist in connecting the woman with one of our local Creighton and NaProTechnology-trained medical providers. The physicians affiliated with VisFC are also trained through the Saint Pope Paul VI Institute to assess Creighton charts, and diagnose and treat gynecologic conditions in a restorative manner.

 Meet Our FertilityCare Practitioners

Practitioners
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Jackie Schabold, PharmD, BCPS, CFCP

Teaches virtually and in person in Elm Grove, WI 

Jackie is a graduate of both Franciscan University of Steubenville and Creighton University. While studying at Creighton, she began working as a research intern for Dr. Tom Hilgers at the St. Pope Paul VI Institute in Omaha, Nebraska, which stirred her interest in learning more about the Creighton Method and NaProTechnology. During her time at the Institute, she completed the FertilityCare Practitioner program, and continued to teach the method to women and couples upon moving to Milwaukee in 2015. Jackie currently works as a hospital pharmacist, and enjoys using her day to day clinical knowledge to assist women in navigating the healthcare system and in advocating for their personal family planning decisions. She is a parishioner of St. Mary’s Visitation in Elm Grove and the responsible practitioner for Visitation FertilityCare. 

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Kelci Karstens, BA, FCP

Teaches virtually

Kelci graduated from Bethany Lutheran College in 2020 with a degree in exercise science. During college, her sister was diagnosed with endometriosis that rendered her bed ridden, until she was introduced to NaProTechnology. After learning to chart her cycles with the Creighton Model and working with NaPro providers, her sister is now able to live a normal life. The story of her sister inspired Kelci to be trained in the Creighton Model so that she can help other women who are going through similar situations. Kelci’s favorite part of teaching Creighton is watching others learn to value the system as much as she does. Some of her hobbies include: hiking, cooking, lifting, and spending time with family. Kelci and her family are members of Redeemer Lutheran Church in Cedarburg.

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Ruthie Lisak, BSN, RN, FCPI

Teaches in person in Wauwatosa, WI

Ruthie is a graduate of Marquette University's nursing school and currently practices as an ICU nurse in Milwaukee. She became interested in teaching Creighton to other women when she and her husband were learning the method during their engagement. The couple recently welcomed their first son Max, and also have an energetic German Shepherd named Maya. In her free time, Ruthie loves spending time outdoors with her family, baking, and reading. She is excited to help you learn the Creighton Method at Christ King in Wauwatosa, where she and her family are parishioners.

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Alli Holverson, BS, FCP 

Teaches virtually 

Alli graduated from the University of Wisconsin- La Crosse with a degree in Marketing and Professional Communication Studies, while competing on the Track & Field team as a sprinter.  During her time at UWL, she experienced health issues that led her to discovering the Creighton Model and NaProTechnology.  She became interested in teaching after meeting multiple young women who were also desiring healing from their own health issues.  Alli and her husband recently welcomed their first son in December 2022 with the help of NaProTechnology.  In her free time, Alli enjoys spending time leading a Bible Study, cooking, working out, and being outdoors with her family.  Alli and her husband are currently serving as FOCUS Missionaries at the University of Wisconsin-Oshkosh. She is beyond excited to help you learn the Creighton Model!

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Anne Therese Stephens, JCL, BA, FCP 

Teaches virtually 

Anne Therese graduated from Christendom College with a Bachelor’s in Philosophy, completed graduate work in theology from the International Theological Institute in 2010, and earned her licentiate in canon law from Catholic University of America in 2015. She began her work as a FertilityCare Practitioner while working for a crisis pregnancy center in 2011. The anatomy and physiology of a woman's body and the way in which charting the Creighton Model FertilityCare System can help women and couples understand it, demonstrates the wisdom of our Creator. She has taught numerous women and couples over the past decade, and is excited to share the Creighton Model FertilityCare System with you! She grew up in the suburbs of Milwaukee, but currently lives in Fort Wayne, Indiana where she is a parishioner of St. John the Baptist Parish. 

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Teresa Borer, MA, FCPI 

Teaches virtually 

Teresa graduated from Ball State University with a degree in Applied Behavior Analysis with an emphasis in the early developmental period. She and her husband have used several versions of NFP but have discovered that the Creighton Method works best for them and allows them to work with NaPro doctors for Teresa's health. She is excited to teach Creighton to single women to help them understand their health and fertility, and to couples to help them live out their marriage in the fullest of God's plan. In her free time, Teresa likes to snowshoe, play board games, bake, read, and tell her husband lame jokes. She and her husband are parishioners at St. Mary’s Visitation parish in Elm Grove.

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Julia Schulfer, BS, FCPI 

Teaches virtually and in person local to Marshfield, WI

Julia graduated from the University of Wisconsin - La Crosse with a degree in Archaeology. She now lives in Central Wisconsin. While she was a teenager, Julia experienced some health issues which led her to using the Creighton Model and NaProTechnology. When she became engaged to her high school sweetheart, Julia and her now husband, Jacob learned the Creighton Model together, revisiting some of the reproductive health issues from her teenage years. After struggling to get pregnant and recurrent miscarriage, Julia and Jacob welcomed their son in April 2023 thanks to NaProTechnology. Julia is passionate about providing an excellent quality of care to women in all stages of their reproductive life and helping them to feel empowered in their understanding of their bodies and reproductive health. When she isn't teaching Creighton, Julia loves to cook, crochet, hike, camp, read and of course spend lots and lots of time with her family.

Meet Our Allied Health Professionals

Allied Health

Veronica Stephens, BA, CPT, FCPI

Personal Trainer - Practices virtually and in person local to Waukesha County, WI  

Veronica studied Liberal Arts at Christendom College, where she graduated with a degree in Theology. It was there that a class in Anatomy & Physiology sparked her interest. Following graduation she completed a semester of Master’s level coursework in Exercise Science through Concordia University, where she learned that people can heal through movement. This motivated her to increase her studies, as she personally suffered from hip discomfort from past soccer injuries, and continued to hear women around her complain of incontinence when they ran or jumped after pregnancy. Veronica thus pursued a personal training mentorship with Gymnazo in San Luis Obispo, CA, where she completed a specialization in pelvic floor anatomy and physiology under the direction of a pelvic floor therapist. She began to practice what she had learned, and experienced marked improvement, not only with her own hip pain, but with the pain and incontinence of the women she had begun to help. She now works as a Personal Trainer, specializing in pelvic floor therapy pre and post natal. Her hope is to reach as many women as possible, to help improve their lives, and to live the healthy life God created them to live! Additionally, Veronica is currently a FertilityCare Practitioner Intern, and will begin instructing women and couples in charting the Creighton Method in January 2024. Veronica’s hobbies include: backpacking, adventures, spartan races, soccer,  Crossfit, functional fitness, singing, violin, pottery, and being a Life Coach. She is a parishioner of St. Mary’s Visitation in Elm Grove.

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Tori Franke, MA, BS, FCP

Archdiocese of Milwaukee Natural Family Planning Coordinator, Birth Doula - Practices virtually and in person in the greater Milwaukee Area 

Tori is a graduate of both Viterbo University La Crosse, WI and Lesley University Cambridge, MA. Prior to her work in fertility and cycle health she worked as a Mental Health Counselor specializing in Dance/Movement Therapy. In 2014 she was introduced to the idea of charting  the menstrual cycle for health, self knowledge, and family planning. Little did she know this would change the trajectory of her career.  A few years later she became a Fertility Care Practitioner in the Creighton Model and also completed her doula certification.  Walking with couples through various seasons of fertility and family life has been a great joy for Tori. 

In 2018 she began to work at the Archdiocese of Milwaukee as the Natural Family Planning Coordinator. She continues this work today alongside her doula work with Handmaid Doula.

She has also been a champion for promoting cycle literacy and cycle health opportunities for adolescent and teen girls as well as adult women. Along with her husband and two children she is a parishioner at Christ King in Wauwatosa. In her leisure time Tori loves to read, hike, bike, and grow and arrange cut flowers from her garden.

 Meet Our Medical Consultants 

Medical Consultants
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Mike Kloess, MD, AAFP, CFCMC

Our Lady of Hope Clinic - Madison, WI

Dr. Mike Kloess received his medical degree from Southern Illinois University School of Medicine in 2000. Following his residency at Siouxland Medical Education Foundation in 2003, he worked as a family practice physician in Richland Center, WI for three years, then joined the Marshfield Clinic where he worked in urgent care until 2009, at which time Our Lady of Hope Clinic opened. The scope of Dr. Mike’s medical practice has always focused on preventative care and outpatient management of chronic medical conditions. In addition, his professional interests include natural family planning, women’s health, and medical ethics. Dr. Kloess and his wife Laura have seven children. They enjoy family time by being involved in their parish, bike riding, hiking, and downhill snow skiing.

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Lauren Weasler, MD

Scheduling: 262-376-1934 |Telehealth for Wisconsin residents

Dr. Lauren Weasler is a family medicine physician with Ascension Wisconsin. A graduate of the Medical College of Wisconsin, Dr. Weasler’s professional interests include fertility awareness and family planning. She has received specialized training in the Creighton Model FertilityCare System™ and NaProTechnology, a restorative women’s health practice that focuses on the diagnosis and treatment of infertility, PCOS, PMS, recurrent miscarriages, and more. She is a member of the American Academy of Family Physicians and the Catholic Medical Association. Outside the office, Dr. Weasler enjoys biking, gardening, trying new recipes and spending time with her family. She and her family are parishioners at the Cathedral of St. John the Evangelist in Milwaukee.

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Melissa Grube, MD

Ascension Medical Group - Mequon, WI

Dr. Melissa Grube is a family medicine physician with Ascension Wisconsin in Mequon. A graduate of the University of Wisconsin School of Medicine and Public Health, Dr. Grube’s interests include pediatrics, chronic disease management, geriatrics, and integrative medicine. She provides a broad scope of natural family planning-only gynecology, with special training in the field of NaProTechnology. She also provides medication-assisted treatment for substance use disorders and performs in-office procedures such as joint injections and skin tag or wart removals. Outside the office, Dr. Grube is a member of the Catholic Medical Association and enjoys traveling, hiking, and spending time with her husband and children. She and her family are parishioners at St. Joseph’s in Grafton. 

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Dr. Melissa Weidert is a pro-life Catholic obstetrician/gynecologist. After attending medical school at the University of Wisconsin School of Medicine and Public Health, she completed her ob/gyn residency at Sisters of Charity Hospital in Buffalo, NY. To pursue additional training and more in-depth skills, she then completed the St. John Paul the Great Fellowship in medical and surgical NaProTechnology at the St. Paul VI Institute in Omaha, NE. While walking alongside couples experiencing fertility issues, Dr. Melissa felt the nudge to pursue additional training. As a lifelong learner, she thrives on asking questions, breaking down complex health concerns, and figuring out how all the pieces fit together. When presented with the opportunity to expand her knowledge, she enrolled with the Institute for Functional Medicine and completed certification in 2023, in addition to functional blood chemistry training. Dr. Melissa lives with her husband and son. They enjoy cooking and baking new recipes, taking road trips to visit family (stopping along the way to check out beautiful Catholic churches and eat at delicious local restaurants), drinking quality cold and hot coffee, and soaking up nature by being outside, taking walks, or enjoying the birds in the backyard. They also remember to cheer for their favorite sports teams!

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Stephanie Grosvenor, DO, OBGYN

Fertility &  Midwifery Care Center - Fort Wayne, IN

Dr. Stephanie Grosvenor is an obstetrician/gynecologist and pelvic surgeon with the Fertility & Midwifery Care Center in Fort Wayne, IN. A graduate of Michigan State University College of Osteopathic Medicine, it was the birth of her first daughter coupled with an unexpected interest in surgery that led Dr. Grosvenor to consider a career as an ob/gyn. After six years in practice, she made the decision to specialize in NaProTechnology (NaPro), an approach to women’s health that cooperates fully with a woman’s body, without suppressing or overriding its natural functions. With a desire to learn more about NaPro, Dr. Grosvenor was led to Omaha, NE in 2021 to complete the St. John Paul II Medical and Surgical Fellowship jointly offered by Creighton University School of Medicine and the St. Paul VI Institute, where NaPro was first developed over 30 years ago. Dr. Grosvenor is licensed to practice medicine in both Indiana and Wisconsin, and provides telehealth services to Wisconsin residents. She and her husband have six children, and enjoy spending time marathon running, skiing, and spending time with extended family.

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Magnificat Family Medicine

Magnificat Family Medicine - Indianapolis, IN

Magnificat Family Medicine aims to be a Christ-centered family healthcare center that provides integrated, compassionate, full-spectrum family medicine care to men and women of all ages and backgrounds. With Jesus the Divine Physician as guide and example, Magnificat providers practice excellent medicine and provide care to the whole person – mind, body, and spirit. Their aim is to educate patients about their well-being to cultivate healthy individuals, families, and communities. They honor the Hippocratic Oath to “first do no harm” and to respect and uphold the value and dignity of all human life, from conception to natural death.

The providers at Magnificat Family Medicine offer a variety of services, including NaProTechnology, preconception and early obstetric care, and pediatrics. Prospective Wisconsin patients may contact the clinic for more information on how to schedule telehealth appointments.

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Kristina Pakiz, MD, OBGYN

Vivify Women’s Health & Fertility - Omaha, NE

Dr. Kristina Pakiz is a board-certified obstetrician/gynecologist specializing in NaProTechnology Gynecologic Surgery.  She is the owner and operator of Vivify Women’s Health and Fertility, LLC, located in Omaha, NE. A graduate of the University of Nebraska Medical Center, Dr. Pakiz discovered her interest in NaProTechnology while working as a summer research assistant for Dr. Thomas Hilgers at the St. Pope Paul VI Institute. Following obstetrics and gynecology residency, she completed the St. John Paul II Medical and Surgical Fellowship jointly offered by Creighton University School of Medicine and the St. Paul VI Institute.  She chose to stay at the St. Paul VI Institute to practice medicine utilizing the nuances of NaProTechnology for 12 years before starting her own gynecology-only medical practice. Most recently, her passion to meet this growing need in women’s healthcare led her to be licensed to practice medicine via telehealth in 25 states, including Wisconsin. Dr. Pakiz and her supportive husband have five children, and enjoy spending time doing all things outdoors, playing/watching sports, and taking road trips as far as their minivan can handle.

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What Our Clients Are Saying

Elissa and Brandon
"We have been blessed to have learned the Creighton Method with the guidance of our FertilityCare Practitioner. When we were advised that we should not have any more children for medical reasons, natural family planning made sense and has proven to be effective. After 6+ years of following this method, we have improved communication with each other and are a healthy and happy family of six!"
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