First Covenant Church

The mission of First Covenant Church is to unify, nurture and equip the generations to love God and one another and to carry Christ's message into the world.

Staff Bios

Kent Place, Lead Pastor

Kent began his ministry at First Covenant in the beginning of 2007.  Before his role as Lead Pastor, Kent previously served on faculty of Covenant Bible College in Windsor, Colorado, and spent 10 years as a youth pastor in churches in Washington and California.

Kent and his wife, Janice, have four daughters ranging in ages from 15-24, along with a Great Pyrenees named Phoebe.

Kent is a graduate of Regent College, Vancouver B.C (Th.M); Fuller Theological Seminary (MA) and Azusa Pacific University (BA)


Sarah Hammersborg, Pastor of Family Ministry

Sarah has served First Covenant since 2009. Before that she served in youth ministry in Tacoma, WA at Harvard Covenant Church and Youth For Christ. She grew up at Grace Community Covenant Church in Olympia, WA and served as a youth intern following college.

Sarah is married to Rolf and they have 3 children, two sons and a daughter. 

Sarah graduated from North Park Theological Seminary in 2009 with her MDiv. She is also an alum of Pacific Lutheran University where she got her BA. She was ordained word and sacrament in 2011. 

Sarah likes baking pies, playing board games, and hanging out with friends and family.