Bishop's Calendar


Note: This is not a comprehensive calendar. Some meetings are of a private and confidential nature, and some days are blocked out for travel or preparation; these activities do not appear on the schedule. The Bishop seeks to respond to invitations that advance the mission and reflect the diversity of the Annual Conference, and visits are generally scheduled nine months to one year in advance. He also considers it a great privilege to share the gospel and to encourage clergy and laity throughout the Florida Conference.

Inquiries about the schedule can be forwarded to:

Ms. Winnie Dean
Administrative Assistant to Bishop Kenneth Carter, Jr.
Florida Area, The United Methodist Church
450 Martin Luther King Jr. Ave.
Lakeland, FL 33815


2-3  Preaching, First UMC, Fort Smith, Arkansas
6-8  Commission on a Way Forward, Washington, DC
20  Installation Service for Dean Elaine Heath, Duke Divinity School
21-22  Board of Visitors, Duke Divinity School
23  Preaching, Merritt’s Chapel UMC, Chapel Hill, NC
24  Strategic Leadership Team/Cabinet Connection, Lakeland
25  Florida Conference Cabinet Meeting, Lakeland
30 Council of Bishops, United Methodist Church, Dallas TX


1-5 Council of Bishops, United Methodist Church, Dallas, TX
7    Preaching, First UMC, Plant City, FL
13  Commencement Speaker, Asbury Theological Seminary, Orlando, FL
15-18  Commission on a Way Forward (location to be determined)
23  Ordination Retreat, Florida Conference, Lakeland

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Lakeland, FL 33815

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