Carlos Dourado was born in Ribeirão Preto, Brazil, the son of a Presbyterian minister. He came to know the Lord through the Ministry of Word of Life in Brazil. Carlos and his wife, Pam moved to Northern Virginia when Carlos retired in 2015, after a long career as a pharmaceutical executive. His career took them to live in five different countries and eight different cities. In addition to serving with Oakseed as the Ministry Liaison to Brazil, Carlos is an elder at Emmanuel Presbyterian Church in Arlington, VA, does translations (English to Portuguese) for The Gospel Coalition and is Vice-President of the Board of Sanctity of Life Ministries. His favorite pastimes are fishing, traveling, watching soccer, reading and going for long walks. Carlos and Pam have two married sons and four grandchildren.