Andrew Braner

CEO/President KIVU Gap Year

Andy Braner graduated from Baylor University in 1997 with a degree in Theater and Performance. His post graduate work is in Philosophy of Religion at Denver Seminary. Currently, Andy is the President and CEO of KIVU, an international student organization helping students “Discover their Vocation in a Global Community.” The KIVU Gap Year is the current international school located in Denver, Philadelphia, and Washington DC. The primary goal of KIVU is to teach and train High School and University students to Engage in the their chosen profession through internships in a global context. Andy is an internationally recognized speaker and trainer for youth. He’s written five books on youth culture, and has over 20 years of youth experience. His latest book No Fear in Love is a look into the heart of fear in culture and what drives us to love well. Andy uses this process cross culturally as he is currently involved creating experiences where American Youth interact with Middle Eastern Youth, leading student trips to Israel, Lebanon, and Jordan to connect with people with similar life goals. Andy currently lives in Breckenridge Colorado with His Wife Jamie and Five Children. For more information about Andy, please visit,