Episode 8: Dwelling Together in Unity with Nako Caternor

Episode 8: Dwelling Together in Unity with Nako Caternor

On this episode, I have the great joy of chatting with my friend and classmate, Nako Caternor. Nako is a shining light for Jesus Christ and uses her gift and calling to help others on every part of her journey. She defines inspiration as, “something or someone motivating you intrinsically to make a certain type of change.” Nako is most inspired by her mother (and so am I now!) who graduated in the inaugural class that allowed women at the Ghana Military Academy, and she is now a minister. Nako lives her life treating others with love and respect, especially because she doesn’t always know what others are going through.


  • Nako appreciates walking alongside others to help them, just as team leaders supported her in her journey of passing West Point’s “Survival Swim” class
  • Her advice to people who are struggling is, “don’t stay alone,” and she advocates for doing life with others and in a supportive community
  • A long-term goal of Nako’s is to get a doctoral degree someday, and her daily goal is to help others
  • She shares her two boundaries for helping people: (1) help people who are accepting of help and (2) help people who genuinely want to grow and not stay stagnant
  • Nako left us with an inspiring song she sang with the Glee Club at West Point that also contains inspiring Bible verses, specifically Psalm 133, Chichester Psalms

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