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 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 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 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.
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.
Joe Brewster, Director
Joe and his wife, Megan, have served on the mission field since 2003 in the jungles of Peru with brief stints also in Bolivia and Brazil. Their ministry has been focused on taking the gospel to the least reached tribes of the Amazon Basin, and they have worked to complete that task in partnership with existing tribal believers. Joe and his team focus not only on discipleship and evangelism but also on small business initiatives geared towards facilitating tribal partners as they seek to fulfill God’s missionary call in their own lives. They currently live in Pucallpa, Peru, where they are also raising their three children: Susanna, Caleb and Isabel.
Colorado Office Staff
Bethany Macarus – Administrator
Bethany Macarus 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).
The Executive Team (ET) was created within ALTECO to equip, serve and directly support our networks on the ground across South America by proactively fostering and maintaining critical connections between ALTECO, its existing leadership and partners, and the key players of the movement. The Sprague’s and the Ferry’s strength of experience, understanding of the context, language proficiency and ability to coordinate ALTECO operations with the South American ministry greatly increases ALTECO’s efficiency and broadens our impact.
Given their daily integration in the movement, serving as members of the South American leadership team, and as Research Coordinator (Drake) and Country Coordinators in Ecuador (Chris and Tina), we are able to capitalize on their connectivity and understanding of the daily needs and challenges that come with the Three Waves Movement. With the ET acting as a bridge, communication between ALTECO, its partners and the South American team is streamlined.