Ministers of the Church: All the People of Salem.  “Don’t just go to church; BE the CHURCH.”

Supporting these ministers:

Rev. Dr.  Joong “Jay” Koe, Pastor

Joong “Jay” Koe was born in South Korea and lived there until 1985. He received a Master of Arts degree in Theology from Seoul Theological Seminary and served the South Korean Army as chaplain.  He moved to California to study at Fuller Theological Seminary (1985-1992) and earned an MA degree in Missiology and a Doctorate in Missiology.  From 1992 to 1999, Jay taught at several seminaries in South Korea.  Since 2000, he has served the Lord in the United Methodist Church.

Jay and his wife Young “Helen” Koe have two adult sons.  He loves preaching and teaching, and enjoys traveling, hiking and playing golf.

David Bridge, Director of Music and Worship Arts
David joined the team at Salem United Methodist Church in November 2016 as an interim organist, then became a regular part of the staff as organist in 2017. In 2018, David became Director of Music and Worship Arts, overseeing the music program. David serves as organist/pianist for all worship services. David brings over 25 years of experience in church music to Salem. He looks forward to many years of praising God together through music and art with our Salem family.