Our Staff

The Board

Phil Goddard, President

Phil grew up among indigenous people groups in the Chaco region of Paraguay as the son of a family engaged in pioneer missions.   After graduating from Bible College in Waukesha, Wisconsin, Phil married Charlene; and together they attended candidate school with New Tribes Mission.  However, instead of returning to Paraguay, God’s course for their life took Phil into the business world.  After many years of experience in the field of construction and building code inspections, he began his own company, Code Consultants International, in Denver, CO in 2001.

Robert Hardin, Treasurer

Bob HardinBob is a retired Maytag executive and currently serves as an adjunct professor at Lee University in Cleveland, TN. He is a member of the Board of Directors for Vermeer, Inc. and serves as President of the Board for The Caring Place in Cleveland, TN.

Bob and his lovely wife, Mary Jane, have been married for over 40 years and have two wonderful daughters, Christi and Rebekah.

Paul Johnson, Director

Paul JohnsonPaul was born in Canada but raised in the virgin jungles of Bolivia, where God impassioned him for Amazon tribes.  The stone-age Araona tribe became his intimate childhood friends – teaching him the “science of the jungle.”  After serving on many survey teams, looking for unreached tribes, he returned to the U.S. to earn B.A. degrees in both Psychology and Intercultural Ministries, using soccer as a means to pay for his education.  He has also played soccer professionally and coached various teams.

Married to Robin for over 40 years, they have focused their ministries on holistically empowering and equipping the indigenous tribes of the Amazon region, as well as promoting and strengthening partnerships between the indigenous, national and western church.  Paul and Robin have three married children and eight grandchildren.

Visionary founder of Alteco, Paulo continues to function as a catalyst for change, and a promoter and advisor for indigenous groups and organizations of the Amazon Region.

Doug Baughman, Director

Doug BaughmanDoug Baughman and his wife Ruth joined Wycliffe Bible Translators in 1983 and began serving in Brazil in 1985. Doug served as a pilot/mechanic for his first 10 years and had the opportunity to visit diverse areas of the large country of Brazil.  Then for the next 10 years, Doug served as Director of SIL in Brazil, supervising the Bible translation efforts there. Currently Doug is Associate Director for the Americas Area. Doug has been an active part of ALTECO since 2005, serving on the Alteco Executive Committee and Board. He is passionate about coming alongside the Indigenous leaders of the Amazon Region.

Enoque Faria, Director

Enoque Faria

Enoque was born in Arapongas, Parana State in the south of Brasil.  He and his wife, Eliane, have been married for over 35 years, and have two sons, Paulo and Daniel.  During their lifetime of mission activity, they worked for 14 years with a Brasilian agency, MEVA; 14 years with a Cross Cultural Missions Association, AMTB (first as Executive Director and then as Coordinator of DAI); and 4 years in Mozambique, Africa with MAEB (another Brasilian agency).  Since 2011 they have served with MIAF.  Empowerment of indigenous people is their heartbeat. Enoque’s experience in the formation of partnerships and networking, brought about the invitation for him to participate in the initial discussions of forming Alteco in 2004.  Since that time, he has added depth and expertise to the movement; and has recently accepted a position on the Board.

Henrique Terena, Director

Henrique is a member of the Terena Tribe in Brasil.  At nine years of age he became a Christian in his own village.  He and his wife, Corina, have two children, Elianai and Eliel.  Together they serve among indigenous people, training and empowering tribal leaders.

Currently, Henrique has a dual role of working as Associate Director of a Bible School that prepares young indigenous leaders for ministry, as well as the National President of CONPLEI (National Council of Evangelical Indigenous Pastors and Leaders), which is a consortium of over 100 ethnic groups and 1,800  pastors and leaders in Brasil.

From the inception of Alteco, Henrique has been a staunch supporter and facilitator of the movement.  Recently accepting an invitation to join the Board, he adds depth from the perspective of a tribal leader.

Jim Yost, Director

Jim Yost

Colorado native, Jim, his wife Kathie and three children lived with the Waorani of Ecuador for twelve years with Wycliffe/SIL. Trained as an anthropologist at the University of Colorado, the Yosts bring the experience as pioneers in empowering tribal people to ALTECO. For the last 30 years, they have run Latigo guest ranch in the mountains of Colorado, while continuing to consult with the Waorani and others seeking to walk alongside the Indigenous as they pursue an abundant life. Jim enhances ALTECO’s leadership with wisdom and humor.

 

Home Office Staff

Bethany Macarus – Administrator

August 2016-6Bethany Macarus is an Illinois transplant to the Denver area. She and her husband Matt, three kids, father and two dogs were led by the clear hand of God to relocate to Colorado after Matt completed graduate school. Bethany brings to ALTECO seven years of cross-cultural experience in China, and a wide variety of work experience including coordinating adult education and volunteer programs, teaching English language acquisition to internationals from around the world, and consulting with at-risk parents and children. Bethany’s prayer is that all would hear a contextualized call from the Spirit and the bride, “Come!” (Rev 22:17).