Our Staff


John Lassen

Lead Pastor

John came to Maywood in October of 2018. He previously served a church in southwest Minnesota for 18 years. John grew up in Florida, but has lived his entire adult life in Minnesota. He is a graduate of Bethel University and Seminary. John is married to Linda, a native of Wisconsin, and they have three children - Justin (Engaged to Alexa), Rachel and Ashley. Linda works as a human resources generalist at Heritage of Foley, a senior nursing center. For refreshment, John enjoys reading, feeding birds, taking walks with Linda, building things with wood, paddling a canoe or sitting in a duck blind.


Email: john.maywoodcovenant@gmail.com

Jodi Bertrand

Youth Director

Email: jodi.maywoodcovenant@gmail.com

Jodi joined the Maywood staff as the Youth Directer in October 2018. Jodi grew up in Little Falls, Minnesota with her parents and three siblings. She previously served as a volunteer with the youth group at Covenant churches in Little Falls, MN and Roseville, MN while attending the University of Northwestern in St. Paul, MN until 2018 where she completed her Pastoral Ministry degree. When Jodi isn't with the youth group she enjoys playing guitar, taking in a musical, planning the next big youth event, or catching up with friends from college.

Hanna Pflipsen

Office Administration

Hanna has been a member of Maywood for over 13 years. She spent her junior high and high school years here at Maywood and has now enjoyed serving the church in a new way. Hanna is married to her high school sweetheart, Mitchell, and they have two little boys and a little girl. In her free time she enjoys spending time with the family, outdoors camping, fishing, tubing, and playing games of tennis or softball with family and friends.