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 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. 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.

JANUARY 2019 Time/Location


7 - 8 Conference Center Cabinet
11 Methodist Theological Seminary Candidacy Summit
12 Christ UMC, Columbus MLK Celebration
14 - 16 Atlanta COB Executive Committee Meeting
17 7 PM - New Vision, Cincinnati Way Forward Conversation
18 - 25   Week of Prayer for Justice and Unity
20 - 21 Washington, DC MLK Celebration
21 OFFICE CLOSED Honoring Martin Luther King
22 - 23 WOC CABINET Meeting
22 - 24 Chicago NCJ College of Bishops Meeting
26 Christ UMC, Columbus WOC BMCR
27 Bryan Wesley UMC Preach
29 1 - 5 PM COD meeting
FEBRUARY 2019 Time/Location


2 2:00 pm  Broad St. UMC; 501 E Broad St. Celebration of life for Bishop Judith Craig
4 11:00 am WOC Staff Meeting
5 - 6 Wesley Conference Room Cabinet
7 12noon -  3:00pm - 32 Wesley Blvd. Episcopacy Committee Meeting
7 3:00 - 5:00 pm - 32 Wesley Blvd. West Ohio and Ohio Health Covenant Task Force Meeting
7-8   OWU Trustee Meeting
8   United Seminary Trustee Meeting
10 OSU Saxbe Auditorium Racial Reconciliation Conversation
12-13 NYC Ecumenical COB Video taping
19 -20 Wesley Conference Room Cabinet
20 -28 St. Louis Bishop Palmer attends the Special Session of the General Conference
MARCH 2019 Time/Location


1 Wesley Conference Room Cabinet
4-5 Wesley Conference Room Cabinet
6  7:00pm/New Lexington UMC Ash Wednesday Services with Perry County UM Churches
12 -13 Wesley Conference Room Cabinet
17 - 19 Atlanta, GA Pan Methodist Meeting
20 -27 Philippines Standing Committee on Central Conference Matters 
26 - 27 Wesley Conference Room Cabinet Meeting