Our Staff

  • Dr. Essen Daley | Pastor

    Essen is the founding pastor of Tabernacle.  

    He was born and raised in Tidewater.  After they graduated from JMU, Essen married Cathy, his high school prom date.  They have four kids, Rachel, Sarah, Michael, and Lydia, and love taking family trips together (Maine and Florida are favorites!).  

    Essen enjoys creating artwork, birthday cakes, and good dinners.  He also has an embarrassing affinity for Star Wars Legos (Matthew 7:1-2).  

    He earned his M.Div. and D.Min. from Reformed Theological Seminary in Orlando.

    Contact Essen at essen@tab-pres.org

  • Rev. Kyle Kockler | Associate Pastor

    Kyle serves as Associate Pastor.  

    He is a graduate of James Madison University and Reformed Theological Seminary.  Kyle is married to his best friend, Ginny, and together they are continuously learning how to be parents for their boys, Drew and Sam.  

    Kyle is responsible for facilitating and encouraging the ministry teams at Tab with special focus on small groups and adult discipleship.  

    He enjoys the outdoors, reading, and watching the Cowboys defeat the Redskins on a fairly regular basis.

    Contact Kyle at kyle@tab-pres.org

  • Karen Palumbo | Worship Director

    Karen was born and raised in Maryland on a steady diet of the word of God and southern gospel music.

    After pursuing a degree in music therapy at Radford University, Karen worked as a music therapist and music educator for 15 years in New York and Virginia. 

    When not singin’ and strummin’, she spends her days as wife to her high school sweetheart, Josh and mom to four fantastic kids. 

    Karen sees herself as a lead worshiper and loves nothing more than to see God glorified doing what we were made to do. 

    Contact Karen at karen@tab-pres.org

  • Taylor McNair | Administrative Assistant

    Taylor was born in Birmingham, Alabama but Waynesboro is where she grew up. 

    She graduated from Eastern Mennonite University with a degree in Kinesology. She is the organizational type, so her job as Tab's Administrative Assistant, fits her well. 

    When she isn't in the office, she enjoys playing with and coaching Grace Christian's Varsity girls soccer team or anything to keep her outdoors and coffee dates with her husband George. 

    She loves athletics and is a die hard Alabama football fan. Roll Tide! 

    Contact Taylor at taylor@tab-pres.org

  • Wendy Neudorf | Nursery Coordinator

    Wendy was transplanted to Virginia about 10 years ago after being born and raised in New Hampshire.

    She and her husband Abe have seven children.  She has a degree in elementary education and her love for children makes her a great fit as our nursery coordinator.  

    Wendy loves learning new things, and her most recent adventures include gardening and chocolatiering.

  • Jennifer Langhorne | Building Attendant

    Jennifer was born and raised in the Shenandoah Valley before living in coastal Maine for 17 years. She graduated from the University of Maine with a B.A. in Social Sciences.

    After moving back to Virginia in 2011, she met her husband, Brian.  They are now raising a smart and highly active son, John Braydon, in Staunton.

    Jennifer enjoys hiking, nature, gardening, and has a passion for ancient history and civilizations.

Our Elders

  • Don Bailey

  • Dave Chase

  • Mike Misantone

  • David Sawyer

  • Rick Allen {Sabbatical}

  • Joel Spencer {Sabbatical}

  • John Pearson | Emeritus

  • Frank Root | Emeritus

OUr Deacons

  • Jay Ford

  • Mike Kelly

  • Jason McClain

  • David Rhodus

  • Bill Elliott {Sabbatical}

  • Raymond Kilmer {Sabbatical}

  • Jack Craig | Emeritus

  • Elgene Johnson | Emeritus