Charles is a graduate of the Koch Associate Program, the Mackinac Center's Leadership Conference, and the Claremont Institute's Publius Fellowship Program. His writings have appeared in the Harrisburg Patriot-News, thePhiladelphia Inquirer, the Allentown Morning Call and the Milwaukee Journal Sentinel, among others, and he has been interviewed on MSNBC, Fox News Channel, C-SPAN's Washington Journal, National Public Radio, and The News Hour with Jim Lehrer.
Charles earned a B.A. at Bucknell University, where he appeared on the cover of the New York Times Magazine and, more importantly, met the woman who became Mrs. Mitchell. Charles and his family live in the Harrisburg area, where it is their privilege to serve their church, New Covenant Fellowship, in various capacities.