Milton Camargo
May 2019

Milton Camargo

First Counselor in the Sunday School General Presidency

Milton Camargo

It took nearly a year for Helio da Rocha Camargo, a former minister in another church, to decide to be baptized into The Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints. A short while later, his wife, Nair Belmira da Rocha Camargo, decided to follow her husband’s example and be baptized as well.

At that time, Nair was pregnant with the couple’s son, whom they would name Milton. The Camargos’ unified decision to join the Church would forever bless future generations of their family.

Brother Milton da Rocha Camargo was born on March 10, 1958, in São Paulo, Brazil. Brother Camargo, sustained on April 6, 2019, as First Counselor in the Sunday School General Presidency, says he is blessed to have grown up as a member of the Church.

“The Lord knows us individually,” he says. “His plans for each of us are bigger than we can imagine.”

Brother Camargo met his wife, Patricia, while his father presided over the Brazil Rio de Janeiro Mission in the late 1970s. The couple married on January 4, 1980, about a year after Brother Camargo returned home from serving as a full-time missionary in the Portugal Lisbon Mission. They have three children.

During the early years of their marriage, the Camargos lived in Rio de Janeiro, where Brother Camargo completed a bachelor’s degree in civil engineering from the Instituto Militar de Engenharia. He later received a master of business administration degree from Brigham Young University.

Throughout his career, Brother Camargo has dedicated his time and energy to educating others. He has worked for several universities, including Laureate Brazil Online Education, Universidad Tecnológica de México, and most recently BYU-Pathway Worldwide as the vice president of curriculum.

Brother Carmargo has served as an Area Seventy, president of the Brazil Porto Alegre South Mission (1997–2000), counselor in the presidency of the Brazil Missionary Training Center (2002–5), bishop, stake mission president, and elders quorum president.