Father Evaldo Carvalho dos Santos was born on March 9, 1969 in Fortaleza, Ceará. He entered Congregation of the Mission in the Brazilian Province of Fortaleza on January 10, 1993; pronounced vows on September 27, 1995 and was ordained priest on January 10, 1998.
He studied philosophy (1991-1994) and theology at the Instituto de Pastoral Regional in Belém do Pará (1995-1999). He continued his studies at the University of Amazonia the State University of Ceará, specializing in social services, public policy and social rights.
His priestly ministry included: vicar in the parish of Saint Joseph in Tucuruí, diocese of Cametá (1998); missionary in the Itaituba Mission, in the prelature of the same name (1999); pastor of Saints Peter and Paul parish, and formator in the Vincentian Seminary (Philosophy) in Fortaleza (2000-2002); director of the seminary of the Province of Fortaleza (preparatory, philosophy and theology); rector of the Vincentian Theological Seminary in Belém do Pará (2003-2009); Miembro del Directorio de la Conferencia de Religiosos de Brasil (CRB) – Núcleo Fortaleza, de 2000 a 2003; vicar of Our Lady of Remedies parish in Fortaleza (2010); Provincial Assistant of the CM Province of Fortaleza (2007-2010) and then Visitor of the same province (2010-2016); pastor of Saints Peter and Paul parish in Fortaleza (2009, 2016 – 2018); pastor of Saint Anthony parish in Quixeramobim (2018 – 2019) and Vicar Foral of the Forania II, in the diocese of Quixadá (2018-2019).
He was also a member of the Directorate of the CRB – Conference of the Religious of Brazil (2002-2003) and member of the Coordination of Social Pastorals of the archdiocese of Fortaleza (2009-2010).