Dane Hadley
Pastor
Since August 22, 2010, Dane has served on staff at Tabernacle. After graduating from the University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill with a BA in Religious Studies, Dane earned an MA in Religion from Duke University. His focus at Duke was New Testament studies. On May 5, 2013, Dane was ordained to the gospel ministry by Tabernacle, and on January 3, 2016, he became Pastor of the church. Dane grew up as the son of a Baptist minister in Havelock, NC, and he is married to his high school sweetheart and fellow Tar Heel, Holly. On September 12, 2012, they welcomed their first child, Emerson Wade, and on April 9, 2016, their second son, Ellis Westcott. For fun, Dane enjoys reading, watching movies, listening to U2, going on walks with his dog (Bruiser), playing basketball, and rooting for Carolina.
Ernie Rushing
Minister of Music
Ernie joined the staff at Tabernacle in May 2017. He earned his BA from University of North Carolina - Greensboro, his MBA from Methodist University, and his PhD in Conflict Analysis and Resolution from Nova Southeastern University in Florida. Ernie is also a recording artist and a member of the Gospel Music Association. He has performed in churches and other venues across the United States and Europe. Ernie grew up in Wilmington, NC and he and his wife Meghan live with their beagle Macey in Raleigh. In their free time they enjoy taking advantage of everything offered throughout the Triangle.
Lucille Perry
Financial/Office Manager
Lucille has been on the staff of Tabernacle for over 24 years, holding a variety of financial and office responsibilities, currently Finance/Office Manager. With a B.S. from East Carolina University (1983), an M.A. in Christian Education from Southeastern Baptist Theological Seminary (1988), and an internship in Clinical Pastoral Education from WakeMed in Raleigh (2007), Lucille weaves her gifts for ministry with her financial responsibilities. She welcomes members and guests to her office. Lucille lives in northeast Raleigh and is a member of St. Andrews Presbyterian Church. She will happily talk with you about her grandson, Stephen, and her kitten, Sidney!
Stephanie VanDerHyde
Director, TLC for Preschoolers
Stephanie has been the director for TLC for preschoolers since 2004 and is a member of Tabernacle Baptist Church. She has a degree in Secretarial Science. She is married to Steven and has two children, Stacey 24, and Spencer 22. She has lived in North Raleigh for 19 years. She loves the outdoors, exercising, reading, family and friends, walking around the lake, and her dog “Rusty” and her three cats, Colby, Chewy, and Mia.
Jamie Alley
Administrative Assistant
Jamie has been on the staff of Tabernacle Baptist Church for 2 years. She has an Associate in Arts Degree from Louisburg College and over 20 years of experience working in an office environment (receptionist, clerical, sales, customer service). Jamie is also a member of Tabernacle and joined on June 24, 1976. She lives in Raleigh and loves the outdoors, camping, working on the family farm and playing with her two chickens.
John Cunningham
Custodian
John retired after serving 20 years in the Army. He has been with TBC since 1997. John is married and has 7 children and 11 grandchildren. He is a member of Howell Chapel Disciples of Christ in Selma, NC.