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, please send your invitation on your church letterhead. It may be attached to an email addressed to Nancy Riley, Executive Secretary to the Bishop, at nriley [at] 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. 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 contact Nancy by nriley [at] (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.


Bishop Palmer will be on Renewal Leave

According the Book of Discipline: ¶ 410 .2

Renewal Leave—Every bishop in the active relationship shall
take up to three months’ leave from his or her normal episcopal
responsibilities for purposes of reflection, study, and self-renewal
during each quadrennium. The College of Bishops, in consultation
with the appropriate jurisdictional or central conference committee
on episcopacy, shall coordinate details pertaining to such

1 Bishop Palmer will be Preaching Sunday Morning Labor Day weekend    Lakeside Chautauqua
2 Labor Day Holiday West Ohio Conference Center is Closed
3 Light the Way Caravan - Otterbein Homes Lebanon - Otterbein Univ.
4 - 6 Cabinet Meeting West Ohio Conference Center
8 Preaching in Celebration of Church Bicentennial Concord UMC, Englewood
9 Staff Meeting West Ohio Conference Center
9-11 8 Year Assessment Retreat Nationwide Conference Center
11 Connnection Blueprint Launch West Ohio Conference Center
15 - 18 NCJ College Of Bishops North Canton, Ohio
19 Bishop's Fall Teaching event, "You Might Be A Wesleyan Christian If..." Findlay Area: St. Andrews UMC
21 Wyandot Mission Celebration Upper Sandusky
22 Fairview UMC Preach and Organ Dedication Dayton
23 Bishop's Fall Teaching event, "You Might Be a Wesleyan Christian If..." Springfield Area: Central Community Center
23 Episcopacy Committee West Ohio Conference Center
24 - 26 Cabinet West Ohio Confernce Center
25 - 27 EOC/WOC Retreat with Black Clergy Mohican State Park
30 - Oct. 2 UM/Episcopal Dialogue Boston, MA
1 - 2 UM/Episcopal Dialogue Boston, MA
3 - 4 OWU Trustees  
7 West Ohio Conference Staff Meeting West Ohio Conference Center
8 Ohio Health Board of Directors Meeting Ohio Health
13 Preaching at Iliff UMC  
15 - 17 Cabinet Meeting West Ohio Conference Center
17 - 19 North Central Jurisdiction BMCR  Southfield, MI
21 Bishop's Fall Teaching Event, "You Might Be a Wesleyan Christian If..." Cincinnati Area
23 Clergy Day Apart TBD
24 Bishop's Fall Teaching Event, "You Might Be a Wesleyan Christian If..." Etna Area: Etna UMC
26 C4AP Conference  
1 - 8 Council of Bishops Meeting Lake Junaluska
9 Preaching, Mother Affrican Zoar UMC - 225th Anniversary Philadelphia
12 - 14 Cabinet Retreat with East Oho TBD
18 Bishop's Fall Teaching Event, "You Might Be A Wesleyan Christian If..." Rolling Plains UMC, Zanesville
4 - 6 Cabinet West Ohio Conference Center
9 - 11 North Central Jurisdiction Bishops' Learning Group TBD
15 Wesley Glen - 50th Anniversary Celebration