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.

October Time and Location Event
1 - 2 Chicago United Methodist/Episcopal Dialogue
3 6:00 pm Zanesville - Coburn UMC "I Believe In The Church"  reservations required
4 - 5   Ohio Weslyan Board of Trustees
8 32 Wesley - 9-11:00 am Executive Team
8 32 Wesley - 11 - 12:00 noon Conference Staff Meeting
8 6:00 pm Kenton First "I Believe In The Church" reservations required
9 - 11   Cabinet
10 6:00 pm Bowling Green First "I Believe In The Church" reservations required
14 8:00 am - Hilliard UMC Preaching all services
14 4:00 pm Mt. Vernon Interchurch Social Service of Knox County
16 6:00 pm Dayton - Sulphur Grove UMC "I Believe In The Church" reservations required
17 6:00 pm  ChillicotheTrinity UMC "I Believe In The Church" reservations required
18 - 19 Baltimore COB Ecumenical Training Event
20 Crossroads Event Ctr., Lancaster Ohio UMW
21 Athens, Central UMC Preaching
22 - 24   UM Publishing House Board 
26 C4AP Columbus Keynote Address
November Time/Location Event
2 - 9   Council of Bishops
4 Set Clocks back 1 hour Daylight Savings Time
5 32 Wesley - 11:00 am Conference Center Staff Meeting
12 32 Wesley 9:00 - 10:30 am Executive Team
14 - 15   Cabinet
19   Conference Center Staff
22 - 23 Thanksgiving WOC Center Closed
December Time/Location Event
1 6:00 pm - Stonybrook UMC World Aids Day Service
3 9-11:00 am Executive Team Meeting
3 11:00 - 12:00 noon Conference Center Staff Meeting
5 -  7   Cabinet
10 - 12   NCJ College of Bishops - Learning Group
13   OWU Executive Committee
14 11:30 am WOC Center Staff
24 Christmas Eve WOC Center Closed
25 Christmas WOC Center Closed