One Thousand Days Transformed - The Campaign for Cedarville

Kary Oberbrunner

Kary Oberbrunner, DMin

Berry Chair and Assistant Professor of Entrepreneurship


    Dr. Kary Oberbrunner is a Wall Street Journal and USA Today bestselling author of more than a dozen books. As CEO of Igniting Souls and Blockchain Life, he helps authors, entrepreneurs, and influencers publish, protect, and promote their Intellectual Property and turn it into 18 streams of income. An award-winning novelist, screenwriter, and inventor, he’s been featured in Entrepreneur, CBS, Fox News, Yahoo, and many other major media outlets. As a young man, he suffered from severe stuttering, depression, and self-injury. Today a transformed man, by the grace of God, Kary ignites souls.

    Education and Credentials

    • DMin in Transformational Leadership, Ashland Theological Seminary
    • MDiv in Counseling, Grace Theological Seminary
    • BA in Biblical Studies, Grace Theological Seminary

    Scholarly Works

    • Blockchain Life: Making Sense of the Metaverse, NFTs, Cryptocurrency, Artificial Intelligence, Virtual Reality, Augmented Reality, and Web3 (2022)
    • Unhackable: The Elixir for Creating Flawless Ideas, Leveraging Superhuman Focus, and Achieving Optimal Human Performance (2020)
    • Day Job to Dream Job: The Proven Plan to Break Free, Start Living, and Turn Your Passion into a Full-Time Gig (2018)
    • The Deeper Path: A Simple Method for Finding Clarity, Mastering Life, and Doing Your Purpose Every Day (2018)
    • Your Secret Name: An Uncommon Quest to Stop Pretending, Shed the Labels, and Discover Your True Identity (2018)


    • Traveling with his wife, Kelly, and 3 kids: Keegan, Isabel, Addison
    • Cycling stateside and internationally
    • Writing books and reading books
    • Communicating truth through speaking and preaching
    • Investing in students and entrepreneurs and their world-changing ideas
    • Working out and exercising

    Expert Topics

    Dr. Oberbrunner speaks internationally on a variety of topics including leadership, personal growth, human performance, blockchain technology, and entrepreneurship. As a futurist, he often consults on marketing, publishing, branding, Intellectual Property, and Web3. He created Easy IP™, a patent-pending invention that protects intellectual property through blockchain technology and smart contracts.

    Why Cedarville?

    I believe God is doing an incredible work inside the hearts and minds of this next generation. It's a deep honor to invest in Cedarville sudents and help them set free their world-changing ideas.