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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.



October Time Event
18 10:00 am OCC Governing Board
20 10:00 am Ohio Wesleyan University Trustees
22 4:00 pm WOC BMCR - New Vision UMC, Cincinnati
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
6 11:00 am Conference Center Staff
11 9:30 am Episcopal Diocese - Cleveland
14 9:30 am All Conference Boards Day
15 9:00 am - Noon Conference Center Executive Team
16 & 17   Cabinet
16 Noon - 1:30 pm Breakthrough Luncheon
19 10:00 am Bethel International UMC, Capitol Area North District
20 11:30 am Conference Center Staff Thanksgiving Celebration
23 Office Closed Thanksgiving
24 Office Closed Thanksgiving
28 10:00 am Shawnee Valley District Clergy
December Time Event
4 11:00 am Conference Center Staff
4 Noon - 3:00 pm Conference Center Executive Team
6 thru 8   Cabinet
11 thru 14   North Central Jurisdiction College of Bishops Learning Group
15   Conference Center Staff Christmas Celebration
25 Office Closed Christmas
26 Office Closed Christmas