©Lynn Renee Photography

©Lynn Renee Photography

“Being a dad has become my purpose. And being the best dad I can, my mission. Even with the best intentions, a loving partner, and the means to support them, it is an everyday battle to keep my head above water, be the kind of person that my family can look up to and trust, and maintain my individuality and personal and artistic goals. Being my true self and fully engaging in all endeavors with an open heart and mind are my goals for both my family and Be Strong Families”

Guy Schingoethe

Chief Operating Officer
Founding Partner

(800) 805-2505, ext. 3


Guy Schingoethe is a Founding Partner and the Chief Operating Officer of Be Strong Families with 19 years of experience working in the family support field.   

Like many BSF staff members, Guy is also a master trainer on BSF Parent Cafes as well as other BSF training offerings.  As a Parent Leader, Guy is passionate about the importance of male involvement in raising their children and engaging dads in being an active part of their children’s lives and through BSF has helped spearhead the development of Dads Cafes and the Dads Parent Café in a Box resource.   

Guy received his BA in Theatre Arts/English/Communications from the University of Hartford and has completed additional certificate programs on Project Management through Loyola University Chicago and Financial Management through Northwestern’s Kellogg School of Management.  In addition to his professional career with Be Strong Families, he remains an active performer in Chicago both as an actor and singer / pianist.   

Guy lives in South Suburban Chicagoland area with his wife Ericka and son Sterling.