Writer and educator Beth W. Prassel Sieg earned her Master of Divinity degree in Christian Education from The Southern Baptist Theological Seminary, Louisville, Kentucky, and graduated summa cum laude with a BA in English from Georgetown College, Georgetown, Kentucky.
Beth has written articles for Focus on the Family’s Focus on Your Child newsletters, and she’s been published in several Christian magazines, including Parent Life, Virtue, and The Pastor’s Family. For ten years, Beth wrote children’s Bible study curriculum for LifeWay Publications (the publishing arm of the Southern Baptist Convention). Before she had children, she worked full-time as a news and public relations writer for Kentucky Baptist Homes for Children. More recently, she researched and wrote articles for the online health newsletter, “Healthy Answers,” from Vital Max Vitamins, and she contributed weekly to Good Choices Good Life, a website dedicated to helping young people and parents make wise choices. She has also written English literature curriculum for Houghton-Mifflin.
Beth has successfully home schooled her three children from the beginning of their educational journeys. Her daughter is now working toward a doctorate in psychology at the University of Kentucky. Her older son is attempting to build a business, while the younger son is working toward a college degree and pursuing a career in the performing arts.
Currently, Beth teaches middle school and high school English in a private Christian school, and until recently, she offered private tutoring services for grades K through 5 in her home. She also has over 20 years of experience teaching the Bible to children of all ages, in various Christian educational settings.
For 21 years, Beth fulfilled the role of senior pastor’s wife, until 2008, when her husband Dr. Richard C. Prassel, Jr. lost his battle with cancer. Beginning with his diagnosis in 2005, Beth began an exhaustive quest for information on brain tumors, integrative approaches to cancer treatment, and the role of nutrition in healing. She spent hours reading and attempting to implement alternative, natural approaches in the fight for her husband’s life. Her experience has driven her to continue independent research on various health topics such as cancer prevention, asthma and lung health, women’s health, alternative medicine and nutritional healing.
For fun and relaxation, Beth enjoys writing fiction, reading novels, and listening to music. Beth and her husband Frank Sieg were married in December, 2010, aboard the Crown Princess and now live in Georgetown, Kentucky.