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Bishop's Schedule

The Bishop's schedule as displayed is not comprehensive. Every meeting in which the Bishop is involved is not listed. Some days are blocked out for study and preparation, sabbath and travel and may not appear on this schedule. The Bishop seeks to respond to invitations that advance the mission of The United Methodist Church and reflect the mission and diversity of the Annual Conference.

If you wish to invite the Bishop to preach/teach at your church or event, his preference is to receive your invitation on your church letterhead. It may be attached to an email addressed to Karen Corbitt, Executive Secretary to the Bishop, at kcorbitt [at] wocumc.org. Invitations that come via text message will not be considered.

Please know that Bishop Palmer typically does not make a decision on a particular date sooner than six months ahead of the requested date. If a decision can be made sooner, we will be certain to let you know. If you have any questions or need other information, you are welcome to contact Karen by kcorbitt [at] wocumc.org (email )or by phone at either 614.844.6200 extension 215 or toll free at 1.800.437.0028 extension 215. Check back periodically to note changes and to keep Bishop Palmer and his ministry among us in your prayers.



 August  Time  Event
 1 - 20    Vacation
 27 thru September 3    Standing Committee on Central Conference Matters/Africa Comprehensive Plan
 September  Time  Event
 4  Office Closed  Labor Day
 6 thru 8    Cabinet
 11  11:00 am  Conference Center Staff
 13  Noon - 3:00 pm  WOC Episcopacy Committee
 17 & 18    NCJ Bishops Learning Cohort - Worthington
 18 thru 20    NCJ College of Bishops - Worthington
 18 thru 20    Commission on A Way Forward - Berlin
 21 & 22    Cabinet
 22  Noon - 1:30 pm  Breakthrough Luncheon
24 10:00 am Okeana UMC - Ohio River Valley District
 27 - 29    Black Clergy Retreat
 October  Time  Event
1    Church of the Savior  - Ohio River Valley District
 2 thru 4    UMC/Episcopal Dialogue - DC
 11 & 12    Cabinet
 23 thru 25    UMPH Board - Nashville
 27    Legal Forum - Ohio Wesleyan
 28    WOC UMW Annual Meeting - Xenia Faith UMC
 30 thru November 1    Commission on A Way Forward - Nashville
 November  Time  Event
 4 thru 10    Council of Bishops - Lake Junaluska
 11  9:30 am  Episcopal Diocese - Cleveland
 14  9:30 am  All Conference Boards Day
 15  9:30 am  Clergy Day Apart
 16 & 17    Cabinet
 19  10:00 am  Bethel International UMC, Capitol Area North District
 20  11:30 am  Conference Center Staff Thanksgiving Celebration
 20  3:00 pm  OhioHealth Faith, Culture and Community Benefit Comm
 23  Office Closed  Thanksgiving
 24  Office Closed  
 28  10:00 am  Shawnee Valley District Clergy
 December  Time  Event
 4  11:00 am  Conference Center Staff
 6 thru 8    Cabinet
 11 thru 14    NCJ Learning Group
 15    Conference Center Staff Christmas Celebration
 25  Office Closed  Christmas
 26  Office Closed  Christmas