Main Menu

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

*all events virtual until further notice

March, 2021

Date Event
1 Webinar, Surviving the Wilderness of a Lenten Pandemic:  11 Lessons for Spiritual Leaders (clergy and laity)
3 Speaking on Fresh Expressions, Northern Illinois Conference
  Teaching, Duke Divinity School
4-5 Duke Divinity School Board of Visitors, Meeting with Methodist House of Studies
8 Speaking, Florida Southern College, Church Management Conference
8-10 Meeting, Appointive Cabinet
9 Meeting, SEJ College of Bishops
11 Marcy Reconciliation Cohort
  Teaching, Life and Vocation, Florida Southern College
17 Teaching, Duke Divinity School
24 Teaching, Duke Divinity School
29-30 Meeting, Texas Methodist Foundation Idea Workshop
31 Teaching, Duke Divinity School

April, 2021

Date Event
2 Good Friday; Morning and Evening Prayer with Dr. Mark Charles, Memorial UMC, Fernandina Beach
4 Easter; message to the Annual Conference 
7 Teaching, Methodism, Duke Divinity School
8 Marcy Reconciliation Cohort
  Teaching, Life and Vocation, Florida Southern College
11 Preaching, A Beatitude for the Faithful Church, Florida Conference Cabinet Worship Service
13 Meeting, Appointive Cabinet and Strategic Leadership Team, Lakeland
14 Teaching, Methodism, Duke Divinity School
15 Speaking, Evangelical Lutheran Church in America, Ignite the Church Conference 
  Teaching, Life and Vocation, Florida Southern College
16 Florida Southern College/University Senate Review
19 Council of Bishops Learning Retreat
20 Meeting, Committee on Episcopacy
21 Meeting, ImagineHub Steering Committee
22 Teaching, Life and Vocation, Florida Southern College
25 Announcement Sunday for Clergy Transitions
26-30 Meetings, Council of Bishops, The United Methodist Church
30 Speaking, Pioneer Leadership Academy 

May, 2021

Date Event
6 Speaking, Marcy Reconciliation Cohort
13 Retreat with Ordinands
14 United Methodist + British Methodist Concordat 
20 Greeting, Generosity, Stewardship and Abundance: Lovett Weems (webinar for clergy on church finances hosted by the South East District)
  Meeting, Duke Divinity School Board of Visitors
23 Preaching, First United Methodist Church of Winter Park
27 Greeting, Right Start Training
31 Memorial Day, office closed

June, 2021

Date Event
3 Meeting, ImagineHub Summit
4 Visit and Greeting, Warren Willis Camp
11-12 Virtual Annual Conference Session
15 Cabinet Retreat, St. Petersburg
28 Meeting, Ideas Workshop, Texas Methodist Foundation