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Michigan - St. Joseph



International Ministry Institute (IMI) "cohort," located in St. Joseph, Michigan, operates in partnership with SUM Bible College and Theological Seminary to enhance the distance education that SUM provides. SUM is a fully accredited Bible College that is training men and women to proclaim Christ throughout the cities of our world! At the IMI cohort you will be able to gather with like-minded SUM students in a dynamic classroom environment while fulfilling the SUM experiential ministry and spiritual training requirements via the practical hands-on ministry training and transformational mentorship provided by IMI.

Blue Roof Church is a hub for outreach and ministry within Southwest MI. Our Visionary Leader and Pastor, Pastor Dan Miller is also the Superintendent for the AG IMN District (International Ministry Network). As shown in the legacy he has created, Pastor Dan has a huge heart for impacting our local community and reaching the lost for Christ. Our campus is a center for the lost, hurting and broken where it is our goal to act as conduits while God restores them, allows us to train them and equips them to become world changers!

Here is what sets International Ministry Institute apart:

  • Our "wide net" (a network of four Parent Affiliated Churches within our local area where our students have the opportunity to train and minster to a wide and diverse crowd) 
  • Our family mentality, we are only as strong as the weakest member of our family. Supporting each other is crucial to our success as ministry partners! 
  • Opportunity: Because our Visionary Leader is also the Superintendent of one of the fastest growing districts in the AG network there is great potential for placement after graduation.

Visionary Leadership



Pastor Dan and his wife Pat have been serving the SW MI area since 1988. They have four children, five grand children and four great grandchildren. Before coming to serve as the Lead Pastor at Blue Roof Church he has been a business owner, business manager and campus pastor at Trinity Bible College in addition to successfully pastoring congregations in various parts of Wisconsin.

Pastor Dan loves to garden and has a soft spot for old western movies, especially if they star John Wayne! By far the greatest thing that sets Pastor Dan apart is his love for God and people and his desire to continually be used by God.


Cohort Advisor



Benji and Naomi have been serving at Blue Roof Church in various ministries since 2005. They have been married since 2005 and have four boys. As a family they enjoy working together in the ministry and participating in various sports/JBQ. Before coming to SW MI,

Benji and Naomi completed their ministry training under Pastor Tommy Barnett in Phoenix AZ. As staff members of BRC and Cohort Advisors, they are both passionate about impacting the SW MI community and serving God in whatever capacity they are asked.


Blue Roof Church
3084 Niles Road
Saint Joseph, MI 49085

Phone: 269-556-1422