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



1  Winter Conference concludes
10  Preaching, First UMC, Fort Meade
11-13  Appointive Cabinet Meeting, Lakeland
21-23 Preliminary Meetings for Special Called General Conference, St. Louis
24-26  Special Called General Conference, St. Louis
27  Meeting, Council of Bishops, SEJ College of Bishops and Committee on Episcopacy Chairs


7  Bishop’s Day Apart:  Lent as a Call for Quiet Courage,  The Portico, Tampa
10  Preaching, First UMC Jupiter
11-14  Appointive Cabinet Meeting, Lakeland
16  Speaking to Confirmation Gathering and Conference Table, Leesburg
17-19  Pan-Methodist Bishops’ Gathering, Atlanta
20 Committee on Episcopacy, Lakeland
24 Preaching, First UMC, Clearwater
30  Speaking, Large Church Day of Training, Virginia Conference, UMC, Richmond


1-2  Speaking, SEJ Presidents of United Methodist Foundations, Charlotte, NC
3-4  Appointive Cabinet Meeting, Lakeland
8-10 200th Anniversary of Methodist Global Ministries, Emory University, Atlanta
27 Speaking, Chancellors of the United Methodist Church, Philadelphia
28  Appointment Announcement Sunday
29-May 1  M-Lab, Atlanta (for Florida, North Georgia and Nashville Episcopal Areas)


5-9  Presiding, United Methodist Council of Bishops Meeting, Chicago
14   Ordination Retreat, Florida Conference
16  Committee on Episcopacy, Lakeland


4  Pre-Conference Cabinet/Strategic Leadership Team Meeting, Lakeland
5-8  Presiding, Florida Annual Conference of the United Methodist Church
16  Preaching, Lake Junaluska (North Carolina) Assembly
17-19  Florida Conference Summer Retreat, Lake Junaluska, NC, with Michael Beck, Derrick Scott and Audrey Warren

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450 Martin L King Jr Ave
Lakeland, FL 33815

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