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!”