Our Pastor


Uhlhorn FamilyRev. Wayne Uhlhorn was born in Charles City, Iowa, lived in King of Prussia, PA, but was for the most part, raised in Pardeeville, Wisconsin.  He spent his vicar year (third year of his four years of Seminary training) at Riverview Lutheran in Appleton, WI and graduated from Wisconsin Lutheran Seminary in 1990.  He has served congregations at a dual-parish in Valley City, ND and Jamestown, North Dakota, and then in Baltimore, Maryland.  From 2001 until 2016 he was pastor of Fount of Life Lutheran in Colorado Springs and also served as the Colorado Mission District chairman.  In addition to being the pastor at Beautiful Saviour, he also serves as the Chairman of the Wisconsin Evangelical Lutheran Synod’s Board for Home Missions.  He enjoys watching most sports, playing as many as he still can, and almost anything that has to do with the outdoors.


On August 19, 1989 Wayne and Daneen (nee Enter) were married at her home church in Nicollet, Minnesota.   Daneen is a 1989 graduate of Dr. Martin Lutheran College.  She spent the last 13  years as a teacher – most recently teaching 4K and Kindergarten here at Beautiful Saviour Lutheran’s school.


The Uhlhorns have four children:  Jennifer Melso, married in 2014 to Eric, who is serving as a pastor at a new mission start in Chattanooga, Tennessee. Marissa, who graduated from Colorado State University with a degree in Food Science and Human Nutrition, and is now a Registered Dietician, living in southern California.  And twin sons Ryan and Michael.  Ryan is a student at Colorado State as a communications major.  Michael is enrolled at Grand Canyon University in Phoenix, AZ where he is looking to go into physical therapy.


The Uhlhorns have always enjoyed the outdoors, and spent many summer vacations camping and hiking in the Rocky Mountains.  They also like to travel and have enjoyed vacations in northern California, Yellowstone National Park, Antigua, West Indies, and Germany, and more.  They love living in North County, and especially serving the people of Beautiful Saviour and the surrounding community with the Good News of Jesus!


Pastor Uhlhorn’s contact info:

Mobile #: 760-420-1682

Email:  pastor@beautifulsaviour.com