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 atinvitethebishop [at] wocumc.org ( )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.
|3||WOC Executive Team Meeting||WOC Office|
|3||WOC All Staff Meeting||Virtual|
|4-6||WOC Cabinet Meeting||Virtual|
|5||Prayer and Praise with Bishop Palmer - 12:15 pm||Facebook Live|
|6||Emory Trustees Orientation||Virtual|
|10||UMPH Executive Team Meeting||Virtual|
|11||Bishop's Leadership Clinic - Special Martin Luther King, Jr. Edition||Virtual|
|12||Prayer and Praise with Bishop Palmer - 12:15 pm||Facebook Live|
|17||Martin Luther King, Jr. Holiday||WOC Office Closed|
|17||37th Annual Martin Luther King, Jr. Birthday Breakfast||Virtual|
|18-25||Week of Prayer for Christian Unity|
|19||Prayer and Praise with Bishop Palmer - 12:15 pm||Facebook Live|
|19-20||COB Executive Team Meeting||Virtual|
|23||Ecumenical Prayer Service||St. Joseph's Cathedral|
|24-25||WOC Cabinet Meeting||Virtual|
|24-26||College of Bishops Meeting||Virtual|
|26||Prayer and Praise with Bishop Palmer - 12:15 pm||Facebook Live|
|27-28||Emory Trustees Meeting|
|1-3||West Ohio Cabinet||virtual|
|2||Prayer and Praise with Bishop Palmer -- 12:15 pm||Facebook Live|
|4||Ohio Wesleyan University Board of Trustees||virtual|
|8||West Ohio Board of Trustees||virtual|
|8||OhioHealth Board of Directors||virtual|
|9||Prayer and Praise with Bishop Palmer -- 12:15 pm||Facebook Live|
|11||United Theological Seminary Board of Trustees||virtual|
|12||Ohio Northern Universit Board of Trustees||virtual|
|16||Prayer and Praise with Bishop Palmer -- 12:15 pm||Facebook Live|
|22-23||West Ohio Cabinet||virtual|
|23||Prayer and Praise with Bishop Palmer - 12:15 pm||Facebook Live|
|24||UM Publishing House Executive Committee||virtual|
|25||MTSO Board of Trustees||virtual|
|28||Pre-Lenten Time with Clergy||virtual|