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 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. 

JANUARY 2022 EVENT LOCATION
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
7 Candidacy Summit 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  
FEBRUARY 2022 EVENT LOCATION
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
17 Episcopacy Committee virtual
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