In September 1989 an Educational Unit Building Committee was formed to plan Phase II of the Long-Range plan. An additional 3,000 square foot Education and Fellowship Unit was approved and an additional $150,000 construction contract was awarded. Construction began in May 1991 and was completed in September in time for Sunday School Rally Day. The taking down of quite a few trees to the southwest of the addition also expanded the parking lot.
By the fall of 1991, a Preschool Project team began planning and by the fall of 1992, 36 children, ages 3–5 were enrolled. After an initial $3500 was raised, it became a self-supporting school with a teacher/director and two teacher/assistants. The enclosed playground was constructed and another ministry of Peace Lutheran was underway.
Pastor Gordon Kloehn from Spokane served as interim pastor for a year. He commuted to be with us, going home only two or three days each week.
During this time, a Call Committee began a search for a permanent pastor for Peace. Pastor William Beversdorf accepted the call, and he and his wife Karen and daughter Stephanie moved to Covington in July from Canoga Park, California. On August 22, 1993, Pastor Beversdorf was installed as Peace’s second pastor. He served until 2006.
By our 10th anniversary celebration in June 1995, Peace grew to include Adult Choir, Joyful Noise Youth choir, Junior and Senior Youth Groups, Peace All-Stars (for children aged 6 11), monthly Men’s Bible breakfasts and activities, Women at Peace (LWML affiliated) monthly breakfasts (including quilting and crafting sessions, retreats, service projects and yearly ‘Buffy Bus’ trips to various Christmas bazaars), as well as prayer groups and Bible studies.