Barbara Day Miller

Associate Dean of Worship and Music
Barbara Day Miller
Phone: 404.727.6153
    • MDiv, Emory University, 1988
    • BM, Illinois Wesleyan University, 1968

    The Rev. Barbara Day Miller came to Candler in 1997 and serves as Associate Dean of Worship and Music, overseeing the planning, coordination, and facilitation of Candler's worship and ceremonial life. She is also the director of the Candler Singers, an elite choir made up of seminary students at Candler that has performed across the Southeast, as well as during the quadrennial General Conferences of The United Methodist Church in 2004, 2008, and 2012.

    Day Miller’s interests include congregational planning and participation in worship, creative worship and the arts, and global hymns and songs. She is the author of Encounters with the Holy: A Conversational Model for Worship Planning (Alban Institute, 2010) and The New Pastor's Guide to Leading Worship (Abingdon Press, 2005).

    Day Miller is an ordained deacon in The United Methodist Church.

    Selected Publications

    • Faculty Publication
    • Faculty Publication
    • Faculty Publication

    "Writing Prayers for Worship," in WorshipArts, July-August 2015. Fellowship of United Methodists in the Worship Arts,2015

    "Praying Beyond the Walls," in WorshipArts, July-August 2015. Fellowship of United Methodists in the Worship Arts,2015

    Encounters with the Holy: A Conversational Model for Worship Planning. Alban Institute,2010

    Assistant editor,Global Praise III (Songbook). United Methodist General Board of Global Ministries,2007

    The New Pastor's Guide to Leading Worship. Abingdon Press,2006

    Selected Awards

    Worship Renewal Grant for "The Singing Church: Current Practices and Emerging Trends in Congregational Song," Calvin Institute for Christian Worship, 2011-2012.

    Grant for Congregational Research on "Worship Planning as Communal and Spiritual Discipline," Brewer Fund through Candler School of Theology, 2009-2010.

    Worship Renewal Grant for "The POWR Model and the Local Church," Calvin Institute for Christian Worship, 2007-2008.

    Worship Renewal Grant for "Development of a Conversational Worship Planning Model in the Seminary," Calvin Institute for Christian Worship, 2006-2007.

    "Ubi Caritas (Ola Gjeilo)" - Candler Singers, Cannon Chapel

    Chorale Director - Candler Diploma Ceremony, Glenn Memorial United Methodist Church, May 11, 2015

    Chorale Director - Prophetic Voices Centennial Academic Conference, Glenn Memorial United Methodist Church, March 20, 2015

    Selected Courses

    Candler Singers