Bishop's Schedule

Bishop Palmer seeks to respond to invitations that advance the mission of The United Methodist Church (making disciples of Jesus Christ for the transformation of the world) and reflect the mission and diversity of the Annual Conference.

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. 

If you wish to invite the Bishop to preach/teach at your church or event, please send your invitation on your church letterhead to the Bishop at invitethebishop [at] wocumc.org (subject: Invite%20the%20Bishop)

It is not possible for Bishop Palmer to show up everywhere invited even though he would like to. There are however several viable alternatives including, but not limited to, video or some kind of virtual option.

Please know that Bishop Palmer typically does not make a decision on a particular date earlier than six months ahead of the requested date. For missional reasons, he reserves the right to make the decision about your invitation closer to the time you are requesting him to participate in your event. 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 use the same e-mail listed above or email Rev. Cyndy Garn at cgarn [at] wocumc.org (subject: Invite%20the%20Bishop%20Question) . Check back periodically to note changes and to keep Bishop Palmer and his ministry among us in your prayers.

COVID Advisory – In this season all invitations requesting an in-person engagement will be expected to share  COVID Protocols as a part of the invitation. Bishop Palmer and his staff in consultation with the local setting reserve the right to make last minute pivots based on COVID statistics in the region. 

NOVEMBER 2022 EVENT LOCATION
1 College of Bishops Ft. Wayne, Indiana
2-5 Jurisdictional Conference Ft. Wayne, Indiana
2 Prayer and Praise with Bishop Facebook Live
8-9 West Ohio Cabinet zoom
9 Prayer and Praise with Bishop Facebook Live
10 Emory Academic Affairs  
15 Annual Conference Planning zoom
16 Prayer and Praise with Bishop Facebook Live
17 District Re-Alignment zoom
19 Annual Conference Special Session zoom
20 Bishop's "GO" Awards Gala  
23 Prayer and Praise with Bishop Facebook Live
29 Annual Conference Planning  
30 Prayer and Praise with Bishop

Facebook Live

DECEMBER, 2022 EVENT LOCATION
1 Appointive Cabinet 32 Wesley
2 Appointive and Extended Cabinet

32 Wesley

5 Staff Holiday Luncheon 32 Wesley
  Video Shoot 32 Wesley
6 Council of Bishops  
  District Re-Alignment  
7 Prayer and Praise Facebook Live
8 OWU Executive Comm.  
9 Death Penalty Faith Based Agenda  
10 Death Penalty Faith Based Agenda  
14 Prayer and Praise Facebook Live
  OhioHealth Board of Directors Blom Administration Bldg
15 UMPH Executive Committee  
21 Prayer and Praise Facebook Live
25 Celebrate Christ's Birth  
28 Prayer and Praise Facebook Live
JANAURY, 2023 EVENT LOCATION
3 Appointive Cabinet 32 Wesley
4 Extended and Appointive Cabinet 32 Wesley
4 Prayer and Praise Facebook Live
5 Appointive Cabinet 32 Wesley 
8 Hyde Park Community UMC Cincinnati
11 Prayer and Praise Facebook Live
16-20 New Bishops' Orientation Dallas, Texas
18 Prayer and Praise Facebook Live
18-19 COB Executive Comm Dallas, Texas
22-25 College of Bishops  
25 Prayer and Praise Facebook Live
25-27 Emory Board of Trustees  
25-26 Cabinet 32 Wesley
30 Connectional Table 32 Wesley