Salem United Church of Christ

Support Staff

The staff at Salem United Church of Christ is happy to assist you!  

If you have a question, comment or desire to serve,  please contact one of us!

Minister of Music

Alana O'Donnell

Alana O’Donnell is a Senior Choral Music Education and Voice Performance Major at the University of Michigan who teaches music lessons at the Hudson Music Center in Dexter. At school, she has honed her skills in teaching, singing, piano and choral conducting. She looks forward to collaborating with the musicians and congregation at Salem in order to create a fulfilling and Holy atmosphere. 

Minister of Innovation and Technology

JM Triplett III (They/Them, He/His) 

JM Triplett III, a native Michigander, has traveled and lived throughout the Midwest and Southern states working with churches and faith-based organizations. As a minister, singer, public speaker, and communications expert, JM has been a lifelong leader within the church. JM is currently completing a Master's degree in Religion and Theology at the United Theological Seminary of the Twin Cities. As Minister of Innovation and Technology, JM will be developing the technological infrastructure to support the efforts of the Salem congregation, working alongside leaders and staff to develop innovative approaches to managing the church’s social and digital media platforms, and curating experiences that connect with new and existing members.

Nursery Supervisor

Mina Cohen

I have lived in Farmington Hills my whole life. I graduated from Harrison High School in 2014 and have worked in the Salem UCC nursery since November of that year.
While not at Salem, I also work in childcare as a babysitter and nanny, as well as some pet-sitting.

I have played the Viola for over 14 years, and currently play with the Orchard Lake Philharmonic.

At home, I enjoy moderating on Twitch, making jewelry and metalwork, and spending time with my family and our three cats.
I have had a great time working with the babies and kids at Salem over these past 5+ years, and am always excited about continuing that work.

Minister of Administration

Katherine Heath