Meet the Team

David and Cindy Southworth

Committed to serving God, David and Cindy Southworth joined as husband and wife and partners in ministry in 1999. They began a lay ministry with FamilyLife, by facilitating small groups at their local church in Jupiter, Florida, that focused on marriages. They soon discovered their calling to help bring healing to hurting marriages, and networked with other couples who were engaged in similar ministry. They assisted FamilyLife in regional leadership summits. Because of David’s thirty years of service in the U.S. Air Force, they went on staff with Military Ministry (CRU), formerly known as Campus Crusade for Christ) in Newport News, VA from 2005-2007. Their desire to be able to more effectively help couples led them to become certified as marriage and leadership coaches through the American Association of Christian Counselors. They are also members of the International Christian Coaching Assn. Since 2007, David and Cindy have been leading marriage retreats, marriage small groups, marriage intensive weekends, and one-on-one coaching, and are the Executive Directors of Breakwater Coaching. In 2012, Cindy joined the John Maxwell training team for coaching, speaking, and training. God has given David and Cindy a passion to see men and women experience freedom and restoration in their relationships. They reside in Winter Haven, Florida, and are the parents of three grown children, and have six beautiful grandchildren.

Cheryl Roberson – Administrative Assistant

Cheryl was born and raised in Philadelphia, PA, and moved to Florida in 2004. She is married to James and has a grown daughter, Kristen. Cheryl began her career in 1982 as a legal secretary in Philadelphia. After moving to Florida, she worked in administrative positions in Engineering for seven years and then back to the legal field. Cheryl served as Secretary for the Board of Directors for five years with The Way Center, a non-profit organization. She has been Breakwater Coaching’s biggest cheerleader for the past several years, having participated in many of its wonderful coaching and learning offerings. It has been a dream of hers for quite a while to be able to “do ministry” with her husband. Cheryl writes: “Since James and I were married (after our Pre-Marriage Coaching with Breakwater, of course), that dream has become a reality! I cannot wait to see what God has in store for this wonderful ministry and I am blessed to be part of it!”

Lori Hernandez – Women’s Coaching

Passionate about empowering others in the area of leadership & personal growth, Lori Hernandez is a dynamic motivational coach and speaker that inspires individuals to fulfill their purpose. In over 20 years of professional work, she has trained and coached countless individuals in the area of leadership and personal growth. Her tenacity and willingness to help others has earned her respect and admiration from many in her community as well as the business world. Lori’s strongest point is her ability to connect and ignite a passion within an individual to take personal responsibility for change. She is fiercely committed to seeing people healed and restored to wholeness. Lori worked with international leadership expert, John C. Maxwell and his organization to become a certified Speaker, Trainer and Coach. She has used key leadership tools to enhance her own productivity, development and decision-making skills to create a better, more effective life. She is a graduate of Southeastern University with a degree in Business and Leadership. Lori has been married to her husband David for over 30 years and has three sons who also add value to others in the area of servant leadership.

Norvel and Hayley Williams – Couple’s Coaching

The Williams have been part of the Southworths’ ministry since their first week of marriage. They have facilitated marriage groups, served on the prayer team, and helped the Southworths during marriage retreats and speaking events in any capacity. They are sought after speakers in the Virginia area for topics about marriage and leadership. Hayley is a Certified Coach, Speaker and Trainer for the John Maxwell team and a Certified Value Based Leadership Specialist. Norvel and Hayley are SYMBIS certified Pre Marital Coaches, and they both offer couples coaching, pre-marital coaching, and Marriage 911 weekend intensives to couples who are looking to transform their relationships. They are graduates of the UP Marriage Mentoring program offered by Breakwater. In addition, Norvel offers one on one coaching to husband’s seeking accountability, marriage and/or individual growth.

Norvel and Hayley share: We realized that if we desired for our marriage to grow we would have to be purposeful and intentional. Marriage growth has made a difference in our lives and our children’s lives. We would like to be able to be used by the Holy Spirit to bring reconciliation to couples who are really struggling. Our goal is outreach to couples in crisis.

To contact Hayley and Norvel:
Hayley’s cell: 757 715 2436
Norvel’s Cell 757 254 4673

Marlene Hyde – Women’s Coaching

Born and raised in St Catherine Jamaica, Marlene embraces her culture enthusiastically. In 2004, she migrated to Florida and has since called it her home. With her caring and compassionate nature she pursued a career as a Licensed Practical Nurse where she has worked in the nursing field for the last 13 years. In 2014, Marlene and her husband felt called to ministry and it was there she developed a love for empowering people to live life to their full potential. Since then, she has invested extensively in her personal and leadership development. Marlene has been trained and mentored by international Leadership expert John Maxwell and holds a certification as a Speaker, Trainer and Coach. Marlene enjoys seeing women discover their true identity and see themselves the way God see them. She is married to Pastor Rudolph Hyde; together they have four beautiful children.

Marisely Marte – Women’s Coach, Wellness Coach, Marriage Coach

A wife and a mother of 2 amazing college students, Marisely Marte launched an internet based group called Extraordinary Women in 2015. Empowering, healing, motivating, inspiring, encouraging women to find their way in life through faith and confidence. The group has 1,400 active members who participate in book clubs, live videos, prayer groups, interviews and challenges. Marisely became a wellness and life coach focusing on women. She renamed the group Women of Faith and Confidence. The group meets in person locally once a month.

Having to fight for her own marriage and realizing she needed help, Marisely connected with Breakwater Coaching. There she was equipped with the tools and guidance to repair and rebuild her marriage. Now, with her husband Pablo, they are training as marriage coaches to heal other marriages in crisis.