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



5  Speaking, Duke Endowment, Charlotte, NC
6  Cabinet/Strategic Leadership Team, Lakeland
7–9  Appointive Cabinet, Lakeland
10  Conference Table, Lakeland
12  Guest Lecturer in United Methodist Polity, Duke Divinity School
18  Preaching, United Methodist Church of the Palm Beaches
21  Generative Leader Academy, Lakeland     
22–23  Missio Ecclesia, First United Methodist Church, Lakeland
22  Committee on Episcopacy, Lakeland
25-28  Council of Bishops, Dallas, TX


4  Preaching at Sun City Center United Methodist Church
5–8  Appointive Cabinet, St. Augustine
12–13  Speaking, SEJ Foundation Directors, Lake Junaluska, NC
14  Council of Bishops Staff Meeting, Washington, DC
16  Anchor Institutions Gathering, Dallas, TX
19–22  Commission on A Way Forward, Los Angeles


1  Preaching, Memorial United Methodist Church, Fernandina Beach
3–11  Florida Conference Pilgrimage to Italy with Educational Opportunities
16  Cabinet/Strategic Leadership Team meeting, Lakeland
17  Appointive Cabinet meeting, Lakeland
18  Speaking, National Workshop on Christian Unity, Silver Springs, Maryland
21  Florida State University Wesley Foundation Dedication, Tallahassee
23–24  Speaking, Spiritual Life Retreat, Memphis and Tennessee Annual Conferences
25–26  Visitation, Northeast District
29–4 Council of Bishops, Chicago


5  Speaking, Chancellors of the United Methodist Church, Atlanta 
13  Preaching at Greater Bethel/First United Methodist Churches, Miami
14  Commission on A Way Forward, Nashville, TN
20  Preaching, New Covenant UMC, The Villages, Lake Deaton campus
20-21  Visitation, North Central District
22  Florida Conference Ordination Retreat
23  Committee on Episcopacy, Lakeland


3  Preaching, Trinity UMC, Lakeland
7–9  Annual Conference, Florida Southern College, Lakeland
11  Preaching, Kentucky Annual Conference
14  Preaching, Cal-Pac Annual Conference
18–20  Florida Conference Cabinet Retreat, Lake Junaluska, NC

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The Florida Conference of The United Methodist Church

450 Martin L King Jr Ave
Lakeland, FL 33815

(863) 688-5563 or toll free (800) 282-8011