Bishop's Schedule

Bishop Palmer seeks to respond to invitations that advance the mission of The United Methodist Church (making disciples of Jesus Christ for the transformation of the world) and reflect the mission and diversity of the Annual Conference.

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. 

If you wish to invite the Bishop to preach/teach at your church or event, please send your invitation on your church letterhead to the Bishop at

It is not possible for Bishop Palmer to show up everywhere invited even though he would like to. There are however several viable alternatives including, but not limited to, video or some kind of virtual option.

Please know that Bishop Palmer typically does not make a decision on a particular date earlier than six months ahead of the requested date. For missional reasons, he reserves the right to make the decision about your invitation closer to the time you are requesting him to participate in your event. 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 use the same e-mail listed above or email Rev. Cyndy Garn at Check back periodically to note changes and to keep Bishop Palmer and his ministry among us in your prayers.

8-9College of BishopsSioux Falls, SD
10-13Jurisdictional ConferenceSioux Falls, SD
15-17Council of Bishops Executive CommChicago
18West Ohio Connectional TableConference Center
18Annual Conference Planning CommitteeConference Center
2Duke Universityzoom
5Council of BishopsZoom
13OhioHealth Board of DirectorsBlom Admin Building
18Duke University ChapelDuke University
21-24AME General ConferenceDowntown Columbus