Jon LaMontagne | Camp Director
Jon and his wife Rachel are southern Maine natives and grew up attending and serving at Camp Maranatha. Jon holds an MA in Biblical Languages from Pensacola Theological Seminary. Before coming to Maranatha, Jon was a campus pastor at Bethany Church Raymond and spent time on the executive team, helping bring clarity to the church’s organization, mission and vision. Jon also spent time pastoring and directing a church youth camp in Virginia. Jon’s strengths include leadership, organization, and creating a collaborative teamwork environment.
With over ten years of church leadership experience and almost 20 years in camp ministry, Jon and Rachel are passionate about seeing families transformed by the gospel. They have four children, three boys and a girl. Jon came on staff at Maranatha full-time in September 2021.
Alicia Shedd | Assistant Director
Originally from central NH, Alicia grew up attending and serving at Camp Maranatha, where she dedicated her life to Christ. Alicia double-majored in History and Biblical & Theological Studies at Gordon College. Alicia wanted to serve in ministry from a young age, but didn’t see it come to fruition for many years. In the meantime, she worked hard in a variety of jobs, gaining experience in everything from food service to office administration.
In 2014, Alicia moved to Michigan to serve full-time with Life Action Camp. While there, she worked in a variety of roles, including volunteer coordinator, project manager, graphic designer, and operations advisor. Little did she know that all her different work experience was God’s preparation for her role at Maranatha! The local church, gospel-centered camp ministry, and effective operations are some of Alicia’s greatest passions. Alicia came on staff at Maranatha full-time in March 2020.
Allison Griffin | Communications
Growing up as a pastor’s kid and in church planting across the states, Allison had a front-row seat to both life transformation and brokenness. God used this to develop her passion for the local church, the family, reaching hurting people, and seeing Jesus change lives. Throughout the challenges of ministry, she enjoyed the spiritual refreshment and break her family got at family camp.
Allison graduated with a BA in Liberal Arts from Thomas Edison State University and received her Certificate in Church Ministries from Southern Seminary. Allison loves serving people through inspiring writing and clear communication. For fun, Allison studies personality typing (she’s MBTI certified) and writes on what it means to breathe hope amidst chronic illness. You’ll usually find her with her camera in hand or scouting for perfect photo lighting. Allison began serving with Maranatha in 2020 and came on staff in May 2022.
Nicole Nadeau | office admin and food service
Nicole grew up in York, Maine and came to Girls Week at Camp Maranatha. She’s always loved people, and cultivated her teaching skills with friends growing up! This led her to pursue her BS in Elementary Education with a minor in Home Economics from Pensacola Christian College, following with an MS in Educational Administration. For 12 years, Nicole pursued her passion for teaching through Christian education, as well as serving in areas like AWANA, Sunday school, and more.
In 2022, God began redirecting Nicole towards camp ministry, and specifically back towards the place she attended as a child. In her free time, Nicole loves hanging out with friends or hosting events. She also enjoys singing, baking, sewing, and knitting. Nicole will come on staff at Maranatha in June 2022.
Building the Team
From 1972 to 2019, Maranatha’s founder was self-supporting, which was necessary for the camp to develop and grow, but challenging when you need several full-time staff to operate. As a small camp serving primarily low-income families, the camp does not currently have the funds to pay staff.
Our desire is to see this vital ministry continue to impact families and churches in New England by offering a place of rest, refreshment, and hope only found in the gospel! In order for the camp to continue fulfilling its mission while stewarding the camp budget well, our staff are raising their own financial support. Having more part-time and full-time team members allows us to impact more families and churches than has ever been possible in Maranatha history! If you would like to financially partner with a staff member, click here: