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


1 Preaching, Lakeside UMC, Sanford 
2-5 Cabinet Retreat, Boca Grande
10 Advent Day Apart, Lakeland
15 Preaching, St. Timothy’s UMC, Greensboro, NC
16-18 Duke Divinity School, Consultation on Strategies for Pastoral Formation



6-9 SEJ College of Bishops, Montgomery, AL
12-14 Leadership Roundtable, Texas Methodist Foundation, Austin, TX
14-16 Officers and Executive Committee, Council of Bishops, Tampa
23 Speaking, Pre-Conference Briefing for Heads Delegations to the 2020 General Conference, Nashville, TN
26 Preaching, First UMC, Winter Park


1  Conference Table, Lakeland
2 Preaching, Lake Magdalene UMC, Tampa
3-13 Ordinand Pilgrimage to Israel and Palestine
18-20 Appointive Cabinet, Lakeland

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