Carlos A. Godoy

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Carlos A. Godoy
First Quorum of the Seventy
5 April 2008 (2008-04-05)
Called by Thomas S. Monson
Presidency of the Seventy
1 August 2018 (2018-08-01)[1]
Called by Russell M. Nelson
Personal details
Born Carlos Augusto Godoy
(1961-02-04) 4 February 1961 (age 57)
Porto Alegre, Brazil
Spouse(s) Mônica Soares Brandao
Children 4

Carlos Augusto Godoy (born 4 February 1961) has been a general authority of The Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints (LDS Church) since 2008.

Godoy was born in Porto Alegre, Brazil. He joined the LDS Church at age 16. After serving a year in the Brazilian military, he became a LDS Church missionary in the Brazil São Paulo South Mission. Mônica Brandão, who was from his ward, also served in this mission. Godoy and Brandão married in the São Paulo Brazil Temple about a year after he finished his mission and are the parents of four children.

Godoy holds a bachelor's degree in economics and political science from Pontifical Catholic University in Brazil. He holds a master's degree in organizational behavior from Brigham Young University.

Godoy has worked as a manager for Johnson and Johnson, Otis Elevator, Dow Corning, and Sachs Automotive.

By the age of 26, Godoy was serving as a bishop in the LDS Church. From 1997 to 2000, Godoy was president of the church's Brazil Belém Mission. Godoy served as an area seventy from 2003 to 2008, which included time as a counselor in the presidency of the Brazil South Area. In 2008, Godoy was called as a member of the First Quorum of the Seventy. As a general authority, he has served as a counselor in the church's South America West, Brazil and South America Northwest[2] areas. Since 2016, he has been president of the South America Northwest Area.[citation needed]

On 31 March 2018, as part of the church's general conference, it was announced that Godoy would become a member of the Presidency of the Seventy, effective 1 August 2018.[3]


  1. ^ This assignment change, for the first time, was presented for sustaining vote in General Conference before it became effective. See this article for verification.
  2. ^ "LDS First Presidency announces area leadership assignments", Church News, 2 May 2015.
  3. ^ Walch, Tad (March 31, 2018). "New Young Women general presidency, members of the Presidency of the Seventy and 8 General Authority Seventies called". Deseret News. 

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