Wil Ranney

Wil Ranney

Social Entreprenuer

Wil helps movements, nonprofits, and progressive religious organizations to adapt to modern realities and communicate their unique mission with the world.

Some of Wil’s Projects:


Helpspring is the massive social action network that Wil is developing with help from Aboundant and several key advisors and investors. Think about it like a social media network where you post actions that people can sign up for.

Aboundant is Wil’s full-service digital marketing agency that works with movements, nonprofits, campaigns, and progressive religous groups. We’re a small but mighty shop that works with everything from Global NGO’s to small local churches.

Darkwood Brew
Darkwood Brew was a revolutionary online worship service that pivoted into providing awesome video materials for small group ministries. Darkwood Brew is under the direction of Rev. Dr. Eric Elnes. Wil serves as their Web Master and technological adviser. We started a podcast in September of 2017 called, Converging Paths, check it out.

Digital Ministry at Wartburg College
Wartburg College offered it’s first class in “Digital Ministry” in the Winter of 2017, which was developed and taught by Wil.


Wil has three degrees, a B.S. in Business Administration from Bowling Green State University, a B.S. in Information Technology from DeVry College with a Specialization in Web Development, and Master’s of Christian Education from Methodist Theological School of Ohio. In seminary, Wil took every opportunity to study and research “online theology.” Wil has worked in Camp Ministry, Campus Ministry, Youth Ministry, and Discipleship Ministry, for a variety of churches.

Social Entreprenuership

Wil’s current passion revolves around equipping movements, nonprofits, progressive religous groups and other “difference-making” organizations with the tools they need to succeed in a world where cultural, technological, and political realities are constantly shifting and evolving. Wil has a keen interest in helping organizations break free from the institutionalization that challenges the effectiveness in an internet age where people crave authenticity.