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Coordinator of Married Life (includes NFP)
Rebekah Tolson
Phone: 919-821-9753

Senior Director of Married Life
Monica Martinez
Phone: (919) 821-9762

How to Learn About NFP

NFP Methods Taught in the Diocese of Raleigh

PLEASE NOTE: As methods of fertility awareness gain popularity and become more widely accepted, new models of Natural Family Planning (NFP) are being developed and promoted. Only the American models of NFP recognized and approved by the United States Conference of Catholic Bishops (USCCB) can be recommended. These models provide authentic NFP in conformance with Catholic teaching. For information on approved models of NFP, please read the USCCB's information on NFP methodology.

Billings Ovulation Method® (BOMA-USA)

Phone: 651-699-8139

How to Learn the Billings Ovulation Method®: 
To learn the Billings Ovulation Method® please contact the instructor listed below. To learn, each couple is invited to attend (individually or in a group) two introductory sessions and continue with individual follow-ups.  These follow-ups can be done in person, by email or by phone, depending on each couple's needs. 

Montserrat Ayala-Ramirez MD,; 984-219-7427 (Triangle Area, Bi-lingual) 

Creighton Model FertilityCare™ System (Pope Paul VI Institute)

Web site:
Phone: (402) 390-6600

How to Learn the Creighton Model System (CrMS):

Learning the Creighton Model System begins with an introductory session (usually in a small group or individual format) which is an overview of how the system works and it's many benefits. This is followed by a series of essential, individualized follow-up teaching appointments (personal instruction on use of the system and chart review). At each private follow-up, the system is tailor-made to the specific needs of the user. These sessions are recommended five times during the first three months of use and an additional three times over the remainder of a year.

The CrMS is taught by FertilityCare™ Practitioners or FertilityCare™ Practitioner Interns who are trained in a 13-month Allied Health Education Program which is designed to help them meet the various needs of the individual throughout all stages of their reproductive life.


Rowena Crist, BA, M.Ed, NFPPA, FCP,, 336-675-0355 (Triangle Area)

Erica Farley, MSN, FNP-C, FCPI,, 336-847-9072 (Triangle Area)

Kimberly Humm, BSW, CFCP,,  910-324-1300 (Jacksonville)

Amanda Mastropolo, BS, FCP,, 919-740-7979 (Triangle Area)

Teri Page, BS, FCP,, 919-791-8986 (Triangle Area)

Monica Phelps, BA, M.Ed, NBCT, FCP,, 919-608-0597 (Triangle Area)

Sympto-Thermal Method (Couple to Couple League)

Web site:
Phone: (513) 471-2000

How to Learn the Sympto-Thermal Method:

Our many years of experience have shown us that the best way to learn the Sympto-Thermal Method is by attending a class series. These classes are taught by professionally trained volunteers who have witnessed the benefits of using the method in their own lives.

A series consists of three classes spaced about one month apart. Supplemental classes for the postpartum and premenopausal transitions-special times which require further instruction-are also offered.

Certified STM Instructors:

Online/virtual classes and a home study course are also offered through CCL. Please follow link below if you are in an area where no local classes are offered.

Sympto-Pro Method (Northwest Family Services)


Phone: 971-280-9676

How to Learn the Sympto-Pro Method:

Take a class comprising three sessions plus private consultations. In a group class, times are set up to meet with each couple one-on-one after the second and third class sessions. Follow-up sessions are arranged with them via email/phone for at least six cycles with the goal for them to be autonomous users. Private classes are also available, where the consultation is incorporated into the class

Certified Sympto-Pro Instructor:

Tara White
Sympto-Pro Method Instructor