Walking Through Samaria with Beth Guckenberger
Meet Beth Guckenberger, the Co-Executive Director of Back2Back Ministries, an international Christian non-profit organization dedicated to providing holistic orphan care to orphans and vulnerable children. She is the recipient of the 2013 International Network of Children’s Ministry Legacy Award and the Cincinnati Christian University Salute to Leaders Award for her and Back2Back’s impact on children.
Global statistics say there are 163 million orphans and that half the world’s 2 billion children have experienced trauma. Beth and her co-executive director husband, Todd, believe they and Good Samaritan-minded Christians can do something about it. “Whatever hand we’ve been dealt, whatever circumstance we find ourselves in, that’s not the end of the story,” she says. “It really takes the intervention of one safe adult in the life of a child to turn it around.”
The Guckenbergers have walked that walk: Between biological, foster and adopted children, they have raised 11 children, while living in Monterey, Mexico, and Cincinnati. She has found the time to write nine books, while traveling and speaking regularly at conferences, youth gatherings and church services.