Carlos A. 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.
He received a bachelor’s degree in economics and political science from Pontifícia Universidade Católica in 1987. In 1994 he received a master’s degree in organizational behavior from Brigham Young University.
Since joining the Church in 1977, he has served in numerous Church callings, including full-time missionary in the Brazil São Paulo South 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.
Elder Godoy was named a member of the Presidency of the Seventy on March 31, 2018. He currently has supervisory responsibilities working with three different members of the Twelve for the Brazil, South America South, and Utah Areas. At the time of his call as a General Authority Seventy, Elder Godoy 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 and as President of the South America Northwest Area.
Carlos A. Godoy 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 country manager for United Technologies–Otis Brazil Elevator. Following his employment with United Technologies, he worked as the South America human resources manager for Dow Corning. He then became a senior member of the board of directors for ZF Sachs in South America. In 2004 he started his own consulting company, CHANGE Consult–Organizational Development, specializing in organizational changes and restructuring.