John and Ruth LaMontagne began attending DEC in 1991 after they arrived from a military assignment in Germany and John came to command the Air Force ROTC unit at UNH. Since then they have been involved in ministries such as Options, Community Groups, Financial Peace University, Christian Education, and other parachurch ministries.
John grew up in a Catholic home and attended church weekly. During his college years, his faith was seriously challenged and he drifted for a number of years. While on active duty in the Air Force, a fellow aviator invited him to church. John came to understand the Gospel and accept a personal relationship with Jesus.
John and Ruth enjoy hiking and camping during the Summer. In the Winter, they enjoy cross-country skiing and ice skating. They have two adult children, Ross and Emma, and they live in Barrington.