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Meet the Team

Bekah Knobeloch

Founder and Director of Feminine Genius Ministries, Instructor

I’m Bekah, a Catholic mama of three little gentlemen (in training) and wife to an incredible man from the glorious mountain state of Colorado. We are just doing our best to raise these tiny rambunctious saints while keeping our levels of coffee and wine therapeutic and praying for an abundance of grace daily.

I am proud to be a mother who is also an educated, professional woman. I am a registered nurse with a passion for women and children’s health as I maintain a national certification in pediatric nursing. I felt a calling to become a natural family planning instructor when I realized how many of my friends had NO idea how their bodies naturally worked. We have done generations of women a disservice in lack of education, and it's time to change that! 


I chose to study the Marquette Model because of their emphasis on NFP as healthcare. Only licensed healthcare professionals (nurses, PAs/NPs, doctors) can teach the Marquette Model, which is based out of the College of Nursing at Marquette University. The focus on research, respect within the medical community at large, and utilizing the newest technology spoke to everything I wanted to see for the future of NFP.
For couples, Natural Family Planning provides an opportunity for a wealth of benefits. Fertility becomes a shared responsibility as it should be. With mutual respect and healthy communication, marriages become stronger. 


I’d be honored to help you understand your unique biology, your gift of fertility, and the truth of the feminine genius alive in you.

 

Megan McDermott

Instructor

Hi! I’m Megan and I am a Catholic wife, mother,  and registered nurse. My newest title is that I am a Marquette Method of NFP instructor! My husband Zach and I live in Lincoln, Nebraska and we have two beautiful, energetic and at times (well, most of the time) crazy toddler girls. I am a nurse at St. Elizabeth’s hospital, but work part-time so that I can spend most of my days raising our kiddos.

 

I became interested in the Marquette model after taking Bekah’s class and right away I absolutely loved the research, science and objectivity behind the method. Once we began using the method, my husband and I felt a level of confidence we had never had before with NFP. Marquette has brought a new joy to our marriage, allowing us to feel like active participants in the discernment of family planning. Zach and I met while serving as FOCUS missionaries, and we want our number one desire to be to do God’s will. For us, that means that at times we are called to be totally open to life, and at other times we are called to strengthen the muscle of temperance and abstain for reasons that we have discerned through our relationship with Jesus.  

The last piece that led me to teach Marquette is my passion for empowering women. Ever since God called me to FOCUS, I have had it on my heart to try and lead women to discover their true identity as daughters of God, completely worthy of unconditional love. Now, I get to teach women and empower them through knowledge of their bodies, to become the woman that God created them to be, free and fully alive.

 

Evie Howell

Instructor

Hi there! I am Evie Howell, and I live in Hastings, NE with my amazing husband of one year! We met right before college and grew in our faith and our love for one another at the University of Nebraska Lincoln's Newman Center, where we also got married in October 2018! We are expecting our first child around this coming Easter! I am an registered nurse on a hospital's medical/surgical/oncology floor, where I have an affinity to the geriatric population. 

I fell in love with the Marquette Model of Natural Family Planning when I was only a few months into practicing mucus-only methods of natural family planning during my engagement, and said to myself "there HAS to be something better!" My nursing mind loved the objectivity and up-to-date scientific technology that the Marquette Model offered. After an introductory session with Bekah, I was sure I wanted to learn more and bring this technology to my region of Nebraska! I desire to teach women about the beauty of their bodies and how to embrace the way God created us, rather than our culture’s answer of covering up the gift of fertility, as well as helping couples to learn to discern God’s will for them and their family through prayer, knowledge, communication, and being co-creators of life!