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Published on February 17, 2022

Cagle Receives Servant-Leader Award

The award honors women who lead and are a role model to other women.


Greensboro – Cone Health CEO Dr. Mary Jo Cagle, received The Nina Griggs Gunter Servant-Leader Award from Trevecca Nazarene University. The prestigious award honoring women leaders is presented every other year by the university. The Christian university in Nashville, Tennessee made the award today (Feb. 17) to Cagle.  

Dr. Mary Jo Cagle

Dr. Mary Jo Cagle

Cagle received the award for her leadership and influence as a role model for women and as a servant leader. The award was established by family and friends of Dr. Nina Griggs Gunter. Gunter was a Trevecca alumna and the first woman general superintendent in the Church of the Nazarene. The award honors Gunter’s significant impact on the Church of the Nazarene as a leader and lifts her life as a role model of servant leadership. 

“I am honored and humbled to receive this award,” says Cagle. “For me, servant leadership is about love. You have to learn how to love people for who they are, not what they bring. You have to love people on good days and on bad days. It’s not about what they can do for you; it’s about how you can serve them.”