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. Holly works as an RN at WakeMed hospital. On September 12, 2012, they welcomed their first child, Emerson Wade. For fun, Dane enjoys reading, watching movies, listening to U2, going on walks with his dog (Bruiser), playing basketball, and rooting for Carolina.