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.
Cindy Bradley is the Minister of Music at Salem United Church of Christ. In her role, Cindy coordinates weekly worship services, plans congregational music, soloists and instrumentalists, and participates in accompanying, rehearsing and leading musical/artistic aspects in worship. Before coming to Salem in 1991, Cindy served in music and worship leadership in Ashtabula and Oxford, Ohio, and Garden City, Michigan. Cindy taught vocal music in Southfield and Livonia Michigan and currently teaches private and group piano, clarinet, saxophone, guitar and vocal lessons.
Graduating from Miami University in Oxford, Ohio, Cindy has a degree in Music and Math Education with a minor in Piano Performance. Cindy is a member of the Michigan Music Education Association and the Livonia Piano Teachers Guild.
Besides serving in music and worship at Salem, Cindy has been involved with the Gopher (middle school), high school youth group, Christian Education, mission trips, adult bible study, Mission Outreach, vacation bible school, and community programs with the Salvation Army, Gleaners and Neighborhood House.
In addition to serving Salem church, Cindy is blessed with time spent with her children Sam, Max and Emma, as well as teaching spin classes, running, hiking, time in prayer and meditation, yoga, reading and working with others.
Hebrews 12:1 Therefore, since we are surrounded by so great a cloud of witnesses, let us also lay aside every weight and the sin that easily distracts, and let us run with perseverance the race that is set before us
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.