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



9  Preaching, Anona UMC, Largo, Florida
11–13  Southeastern Jurisdiction College of Bishops, Atlanta
16  Preaching, Sparr (Florida) UMC
16  Speaking, Killearn UMC, Tallahassee, “The Cross and The Flame” Regional Gathering
17  Conversation with the Rural Church, First UMC, Reddick, Florida; Speaking, First UMC Winter Park, “The Cross and The Flame”  Regional Gathering
18  Speaking, First UMC Boca Raton, “The Cross and The Flame” Regional Gathering
19  Speaking, Harvest UMC, Lakewood Ranch, “The Cross and The Flame” Regional Gathering
21  Staff Meeting, Council of Bishops, Washington, D.C.
24–25  Speaking, Perkins School of Theology,  Southern Methodist University, Dallas, Texas
26–27  MLab (Innovation Incubator for Ministry), Tampa, Florida               


1  District Work/Cabinet Development Fund and Appointive Cabinet Meeting, Lakeland
2  Cabinet/Strategic Leadership Team Meeting, Lakeland
3  General Conference Design Team, Jacksonville
9  Center for Reconciliation,  Duke Divinity School, Durham, North Carolina
12  Speaking, General Board of Global Ministries of the United Methodist Church, Atlanta 
15–16  Speaking, Martin Methodist College, Pulaski, Tennessee
18  Preaching, Ordination Service, West Coast Annual Conference of the African Methodist Episcopal Church, Bahamas - Florida Conference, Winter Haven
18–19  Board of Trustees, Bethune-Cookman University
20 Conference Table, Lakeland
21–27  Judicial Council of the United Methodist Church, Zurich, Switzerland
30  Florida Conference Committee on Episcopacy, Lakeland 


4–8  Council of Bishops, St. Simon’s Island, Georgia
11  Preaching, Gulf Central District Worship Celebration, Sun City Center UMC
15  Cabinet Consultations
18  Preaching, Korean American UMC, Fort Lauderdale
 27–29  Cabinet Consultations


2  Preaching, Tampa Korean UMC
3–4  Appointive Cabinet, Boca Grande, Florida
4–6  Cabinet Retreat, Boca Grande, Florida
10–12  Cabinet Consultations
30  Preaching, First UMC, Sanford, Florida

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Lakeland, FL 33815

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