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 (Alexa), Rachel (JJ), and Ashley. Linda works as a human resources director at the Gardens at 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/Office Administration

Jodi joined the Maywood staff as the Youth Director in October 2018. She 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 in Roseville, MN while attending the University of Northwestern, St. Paul. When Jodi isn't with the youth group or working on other church projects, she enjoys watching sports, taking in a musical, and catching up with friends from college.

Email:  jodi.maywoodcovenant@gmail.com

Nolan Johnson


Nolan joined the staff in 2019. He has been attending Maywood for 18 years. When he is not keeping the church clean, he enjoys the outdoors and spending time with his family and friends.