A North Carolina native, Charli Mills studied voice with Glenn Siebert of the University of North Carolina School of the Arts and with Susan Durham Lozaw at Southeastern Baptist Theological Seminary, where she received a B.A. in Christian Studies and Music and a Master of Church Music.
As an undergraduate at Southeastern, she received the Gerald C. Cowen Outstanding College Student Award and was the winner of the Southeastern Baccalaureate Colloquium for her senior research paper on Martin Luther’s
"Next to the Word of God,
the noble art of music
is the greatest treasure
in the world."
view of cosmic harmony. As a graduate student, she received the Ben. S. Johnson Church Music Award and the Raymond Bryan Brown Memorial Scholars Award, Southeastern’s most prestigious scholarship, as well as the Charles B. Keesee and Daniel R. Hoover scholarships, among others. During her final semester at Southeastern, she served as the assistant conductor for the Southeastern Orchestra.
Charli has served as music minister/worship leader at churches in North Carolina and California. She has been an adjunct instructor at Methodist University in Fayetteville, NC where she taught private voice and directed the women’s chorus, at Southeastern Seminary, where she developed and taught online courses in music, and at National University, where she taught world music to military-affiliated students. As a performer, she has particularly enjoyed singing with the Magnolia Baroque Festival in Winston-Salem, NC.
Charli is currently pursing a Doctor of Worship Studies degree from the Robert E. Webber Institute for Worship Studies. Charli is the Director of Worship Arts at Christ Church Anglican in Lewisville, NC, and performs as a freelance vocalist specializing in sacred music.