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Marcos Volcan was born on January 14, 1969, in Pelotas city, in the south of Brazil. He is the first of five children of Helder and Maria Volcan; they encountered the Catholic Charismatic Renewal in 1981 through a Prayer Group. From this time on the whole family has been engaged in the Church's affairs, most specifically in the Renewal. Since 1990 Marcos has been engaged in many activities for the Youth in his diocese.
He graduated in Agronomy with the title of Agronomic Engineer and Master in Science and has become a professor in the Catholic University of Pelotas.
He is married to Sandra Volcan and has three children.
Marcos was chosen to be state coordinator of the Renewal (Rio Grande do Sul State) in 1998, and, as a result, became a member of the National Council for the Catholic Charismatic Renewal of Brazil, where he has taken on the Commission of Formation. He has also graduated in Theology, with a specialization in Systematic Theology, developing thesis regarding the CCR entitled: Catholic Charismatic Renewal: a theological and pastoral view.
In 2005, he was chosen as President for the National Council in Brazil. In 2008, he has been elected as representative of the ICCRS in Portuguese speaking Latin America.