Marcos Orison de Almeida is a Professor and the Director of Communications and Development at South American Theological Seminary (SATS) in Londrina, Brazil. Originally trained as an engineer, Marcos was among the first graduates of SATS’s Bachelor of Theology program. He went on to earn his Master of Theology before joining the SATS faculty and has served in many capacities, including as Director of Administration and Finance and Executive Director. Marcos taught at SATS while completing his PhD in Urban Ministry at Fuller Theological Seminary. Marcos has served as a Board Member of ScholarLeaders since 2008. He and his wife Patricia have two children.