©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, bringing over 17 years of experience working in the family support field—spending 7 years as part of the nationally recognized Strengthening Families Illinois initiative (SFI) team and prior to that serving as the Conference / Project Manager at Family Support America.

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 (and SFI) has been 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’s been he’s been an active performer in Chicago both as an actor and singer / pianist and in his spare time continues performing as an actor and musician with his band Faith in the Fallen, while paying attention to most Chicago sports teams. ; )

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