About Us

Our Mission

Our mission is to transform marriages through the Catholic Church's teaching on human sexuality by promoting Natural Family Planning to Catholics and others in the Diocese of Belleville and by supporting those who use Natural Family Planning through education, community and prayer.

NFP Program Managers

Matt and Emily Joost
Parish: St. Mary's in Belleville
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Matt and Emily Joost are the NFP Program Managers for the Diocese of Belleville, volunteering through the Respect Life Ministry. They are certified as a Couple to Couple League (CCL) Teaching Couple. Emily is a certified Creighton Model FertilityCare™ Practitioner. She runs the FertilityCare™ Services of Belleville and also works at St. Mary's SSM Hospital in Richmond Heights, MO. Matt and Emily speak about NFP at Pre-Cana weekends in the diocese. Matt and Emily have been married since November 2007 and have 2 daughters.

NFP Instructors

Andy and Anndrea Martignoni
Parish: St. Stephen's in Caseyville

Andy and Anndrea have been NFP promoters at their parish for their entire married life and have recently completed the training and certification to become a CCL Teaching Couple. Andy and Anndrea have been married since November 2007 and have 3 children.


Shawn and Emma Tuthill
Parish: St. Joseph's in Marion

Shawn and Emma were married in October 2006 and have 3 children. They recently completed their training and certification to become a CCL Teaching Couple. They haven spoken about NFP at Pre-Cana in the southern part of the diocese.

NFP Speakers

Kevin and Laura McNicholas
Parish: Holy Ghost in Jerseyville, IL

Kevin and Laura were married in May 2006 and recently welcomed their first child. They have been NFP promoters and they speak about NFP at Engaged Encounter weekends in Belleville.


Diocesan Pastoral Center
2620 Lebanon Avenue, Building #2
Belleville, IL 62221
FAX:  618-257-2969


Matthew and Emily Joost
618-277-8181 X1112