Br. João Carlos do Prado

Councillor General – Prov. South Central Brazil

Jaborá, Brazil (15/01/1971)

He was born on January 15, 1971 in the city of Jaborá, in the State of Santa Catarina, Brazil. He made his first profession in 1992 and his perpetual profession in 1999. He has a Master’s degree in Education from the PUC of Paraná (2009), a Bachelor’s degree in Religious Studies (1994), a Bachelor’s degree in Letters and a specialization in Psychology of human development.

From 1995 to 2002 he dedicated himself to give classes of religious education and to the coordination of the service of religious orientation in the Marist school Frel Rogério, from Joacaba and later worked on the coordination of formation of the center of vocational and youth animation of the same city.

From 2003 to 2008 he coordinated the area of Pastoral Ministry of the Province Brasil Centro-Sul. He was member of the Provincial Council from 2002 to 2008.  He coordinated the area of mission of the Marist Union of Brazil (UMBRASIL) from 2006 to 2008 and in 2009 and 2010 he was Executive Secretary of UMBRASIL.

From 2011 to 2016 he was director ot the Secretariat of Mission of the Institute. In 2017 he went to New York to prepare himself for the beginning of a Doctorate in Education. He was appointed Provincial of Brazil Center-South in May 2017 and would take office in December of this same year.