General Authorities and General Officers

Elder Carlos A. Godoy

General Authority Seventy

Elder Carlos A. Godoy was sustained as a General Authority Seventy of The Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints on April 5, 2008. At the time of his call, he had been serving as a member of the Seventh Quorum of the Seventy in the Brazil Area. He has served as a counselor in the South America West, Brazil, and South America Northwest Area Presidencies. Elder Godoy is currently serving as the President of the South America Northwest Area.

Elder Godoy received a bachelor’s degree in economics and political science from Pontificia Universidade Catolica in 1987. In 1994, he received a master’s degree in organizational behavior from Brigham Young University. He worked as the regional sales manager and national training manager of Johnson & Johnson. After he received his master’s degree, he became the human resources manager for United Technologies–Otis Elevator. Following his employment with United Technologies, he worked as the South America human resources manager for Dow Corning. He was also a member of the board of directors in for ZF Sachs in South America. In 2004, he started his own consulting company, CHANGE Consult–Organizational Development, specializing in organizational changes and restructuring.

Since joining the Church in 1977, Elder Godoy has served in numerous Church callings, including full-time missionary in the Brazil São Paulo Mission, Young Men president, elders quorum president, Missionary Training Center branch president, bishop, high councilor, regional welfare agent, president of the Brazil Belém Mission (1997–2000), and Area Seventy.

Carlos Augusto Godoy was born in Porto Alegre, Brazil, on February 4, 1961. He married Mônica Soares Brandao on March 31, 1984. They are the parents of four children.

Recent articles, addresses, and speeches

The Lord Has a Plan for Us!October 2014 General Conference

Testimony as a ProcessOctober 2008 General Conference

All General Conference talks by Carlos A. Godoy

Full Name Carlos A. Godoy

Born February 4, 1961

Place of Birth Porto Alegre, Brazil