About Beth


Beth and her husband, Todd, live with their family in Cincinnati, Ohio where they serve as Co-Executive Directors of Back2Back Ministries. After graduating from Indiana University, the Guckenbergers moved to Monterrey, Mexico where they lived for 15 years. Between biological, foster, and adopted children, they have raised ten children.

Beth is the author of seven books including adult and children’s titles. She travels and speaks regularly at conferences, youth gatherings and church services. Her style is based in story-telling and she draws from her vast field experience as a missionary, Bible teacher and parent for illustrations of biblical concepts.


“Beth speaks clearly, powerfully, and with a passion that comes from living among and serving orphans. She is able to deeply engage her audience in understanding the life and heart of an orphan. In a compelling way, Beth presents the reality of life as an orphan in such a manner that people take action.”
Steve Biondo, SVP, Family Christian Stores, President, The James Fund

“The NASCAR community had the opportunity to hear Beth speak in our chapel at the racetrack. She captured the hearts of our community and has made a lasting impression in lives. Her heart for the orphan is evident and contagious.”
— Lonnie Clouse, Lead Chaplain, Motor Racing Outreach, NASCAR Nationwide Series

“Beth exudes Jesus in all that she does. While she’s a fantastic communicator, teacher and storyteller, what is best about her is her deep passion for Jesus. Some people just ‘talk’ about him . . . but she knows Jesus.”
— Matt Massey, Pastor, Northstar Community Church, Cincinnati, OH