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:

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



27-28 Concordat Meetings with Methodist Church in Britain, London


6  Leighton Ford Ministries, Charlotte, North Carolina
8-10  Texas Methodist Foundation, Austin, Texas
11-13  Duke Divinity School Board of Visitors, Durham, North Carolina
18 Meeting of Cabinet/Strategic Leadership Team and Appointive Cabinet, Lakeland
19-20  Marcy Cohort on Reconciliation and Preaching, Coral Springs
22 Service of Installation for Rev. Dionne Hammond as Atlantic Central District Superintendent
27-29  United Methodist Deacons’ Gathering, Lake Junaluska, North Carolina


2  Meeting, Committee on Episcopacy, Lakeland and Virtual
4-5  M-Lab for Laity and Clergy, Tampa
6  Service of Installation for Rev. Dan Jackson as Southwest District Superintendent
8-10 Continuing Education, Southern Methodist University, Dallas
14-23 March Cohort on Reconciliation and Preaching, Belfast, Northern Ireland 
24  Meeting, Cabinet Leadership Team, Pastors of Large Churches and Fresh Expressions Leaders, Lakeland
25 Meeting, Appointive Cabinet, Lakeland
26 Conference Table, Lakeland

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