Staff

Pastor Tim Johnson | tbj@bcov.org | Lead Pastor
Tim was called to be the Lead Pastor of Bloomington Covenant Church in May, 2005 after having served churches in Minnesota, Michigan, and Maryland. He’s married to Cyd (Cyndi) and they have three adult children. Their oldest son lives in Minneapolis with his wife and three children (8, 5, and 2). Their daughter and husband live in Chicago and have a beautiful infant son. Their youngest son also lives in Chicago. They have a Wheaton terrier, Ole, who makes them laugh every day.

Along with Cyd, Tim is an active walker, kayaker, occasional backpacker, and snowshoer. He routinely walks the mile to church, building neighborhood relationships, chatting with the dogs and getting exercise.

As a pastor during the COVID-19 pandemic, one of the richest parts of his role is to work with others in bringing hope of Christ to people’s lives through various media platforms – which means learning curves. Cyd is an RN and uses her gifts and experience in many ways, from justice, advocacy, and mentoring ministries to meeting with others for prayer, study, and encouragement.

Anna Cornell anna.cornell@bcov.org Pastor of Student & Family Ministries
Pastor Anna joined our staff in the fall of 2016 after completing the Master of Divinity program at North Park Theological Seminary. Having grown up in southern CA, she has slowly learned to appreciate the beauty of the the four seasons, especially the character-forming Midwest winters!  She is engaged to Connor, who is a native Minnesotan and works as an environmental biologist. They love going on walks, kayaking/paddle boarding together, and snuggling with their golden retriever puppy, Laney.

Anna is passionate about creating safe spaces for honest questions and dialogue, and loves listening to people’s stories. She strives to intentionally learn from those whose stories and voices are pushed to the margins, and is committed to partnering with others for the sake of God’s justice and wholeness for all people. She also greatly enjoys live music, road trips, poetry, and good coffee.

Jess Hoffman | jess.hoffman@bcov.org |  BCov Kids Program
Director
After more than 11 years as a children’s Sunday School teacher at BCC, Jess became the BCov Kids Director in the summer of 2020. Jess grew up in Nebraska (Go Big Red!). She moved to Minnesota for graduate school in 2005, where she met her husband Rick. Jess has her BA in Psychology with a Spanish minor from the University of Nebraska-Lincoln and a Master’s degree in Special Education from the University of St. Thomas. Jess has a wide range of teaching experience, including many years working with children with autism spectrum disorders, ten years as a private tutor,  as well as 7 years leading Bloomington Covenant’s former adult English Language Learning program.  

Jess and Rick live in Bloomington with their four awesome kiddosMaisy (10), Tucker (7), Isaac (5), and Beckett (3) plus two funny cats, Oreo and KitKat. Jess loves reading, learning new things, eating chips & salsa, watching Husker football, and staying active. She is currently doing something she never thought she would do – training for a half marathon!  

Jess feels passionate about welcoming all children and families into our BCov Kids community to build lasting friendships while learning about the love of God. 

Rachelle Larin | office@bcov.org | Administrative Assistant
Rachelle started working as the Administrative Assistant at BCC in February, 2006. After graduating with a Bachelor of Accountancy from the University of North Dakota, she met her husband Todd at work. They have two grown children, Mackenzie who is living and working in Des Moines, IA as a Pricing Analyst and Andrew who just graduated from Grand Canyon University in Pheonix, AZ in Graphic Design.

God has prepared Rachelle for her role in administration with a variety of jobs over the years and she is blessed to work with and for this loving congregation. She enjoys listening to peoples stories, walking with family and friends, gardening, and snowshoeing.