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 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.
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 us the same e-mail listed above. 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.
|4||WOCExecutive Team meeting||WOC|
|4||WOC All staff Meeting||Virtual|
|5||Council of Bishops Executive Committee Meeeting||Virtual|
|5-6||WOC Cabinet Meeting|
|6||Prayer and Praise with Bishop Palmer - 12:15||Facebook Live|
|10||United Theological Seminary 150th Celebration||Dayton|
|11||United Theological Seminary Board Meeting||Dayton|
|12||Ohio Health Board of Directors|
|12-14||IGRC Cabinet Meeting||Virtual|
|14-15||Building Bridges Conference||Virtual|
|15-16||ONU Trustees Meeting|
|20||Prayer and Praise with Bishop Palmer - 12:15||Facebook Live|
|22||WOC Legal Forum||TBD|
|22||MTSO Trustees Meeting|
|25||UMPH Executive Committee Meeting||Virrtual|
|27||Prayer and Praise with Bishop Palmer - 12:15||Facebook Live|
|28||COB Executive Committee||Virtual|
|30||WOC UMW Conference||TBD|
|1||WOC Executive Team||WOC|
|1||WOC All Staff Meeting||Virtual|
|3||Prayer and Praise with Bishop Palmer - 12:15||Facebook Live|
|2-4||Council of Bishops Meeting||Virtual|
|4||WOC Foundation Event||TBD|
|7||UMC Food Ministry Celebration||Westwood UMC, Cincinnati|
|9||Bishop Palmer's Leadership Clinic||Virtual|
|11-13||NCJ College of Bishops||TBD|
|17||Prayer and Praise with Bishop Palmer - 12:15||Facebook Live|
|18||UMPH Executive Committee||Virtual|
|24||Prayer and Praise with Bishop Palmer - 12:15||Facebook Live|
|25-26||Thanksgiving - Conference Center closed|
|1||Prayer and Praise with Bishop Palmer - 12:15||Facebook Live|
|3||Vespers at Wesley Glen|
|6||WOC Executive Team|
|6||WOC All staff Meeting|
|7-8||IGRC Cabinet Meeting||Virtual|
|8||Prayer and Praise with Bishop Palmer - 12:15||Facebook Live|
|14||Ohio Health Board of Directors||Virtual|
|22||Prayer and Praise with Bishop Palmer - 12:15||Facebook Live|
|24||Conference Center Closed||Merry Christmas|
|29||Prayer and Praise with Bishop Palmer - 12:15||Facebook Live|
|31||Conference Center Closed||Happy New Year|