SHIGEMI has been appointed to serve as an associate missionary through a unique partnership between International Ministries and Kanto Gakuin University. She completed her PhD in Christian studies and was ordained in Canada. Shigemi now serves in her home country of Japan, where she teaches Bible and related subjects for university students. She also holds monthly Bible classes for parents. Shigemi also speaks at chapel services as a chaplain, serves as an advisor for the university’s Christian clubs and represents IM on Kanto Gakuin’s Board of Directors and Board of Councilors.