Cindy White serves as the Program Director at Baylor University/Truett Seminary’s Faith and Sports Institute and is motivated to helping young people aspire to true greatness in their sport and life. She also is an adjunct professor at Truett Seminary and facilitates ministry in Baylor Athletics. In addition, Cindy is co-leading the effort to expand Truett's Sports Ministry Program to online and modular education for practitioners in sports.
Cindy grew up in Akron, Ohio, in a family of nine where she played volleyball, basketball, and softball competitively. She went on to earn All-American honors in volleyball and graduated from the University of Alabama with a degree in Health, Physical Education and Recreation with graduate studies in Exercise Physiology. Following a year of coaching at The University of Texas, Cindy received an M.A. from Moody Bible Institute in Biblical Studies and Ministry, which prompted her to pioneer the women’s campus ministry with Athletes in Action, where she has served for 35 years.
Cindy develops curriculum for global leaders in sports and has traveled the world speaking at retreats and conferences, particularly in the areas of identity formation, leadership, and mentoring in elite sports. Cindy has co-authored or contributed to three books related to sports and faith and has presented at numerous colleges on “Kierkegaard and Sport: Willing One Thing” and “When Goods Become Gods: Fractured Identities and Safe Spaces in Sports.”
Prior to moving to Texas in 2011, Cindy and her family spent five years at the oldest Historic Black College in America, Wilberforce University, and two years in Edinburgh, Scotland. These experiences have shaped and informed her deeply held commitment to racial oneness and sacramental living. She is married to John and has three wonderful (almost) adult children.