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.

2Prayer and PraiseFacebook Live
3ONU TrusteesONU
7COB MeetingOnline
Executive TeamOtterbein Room
Startegic Planning TeamWesley Room
8Duke Universiy TrusteesOnline
9Standing Committeee on Central
Conference Matters -- Executive Committee
Extended CabinetOnline
Prayer and PraiseFacebook Live
10Conference TrusteesOnline
15OhioHealth Board OhioHealth
16Prayer and PraiseFacebook Live
19 Standing Committee on Central Conference MattersOnline
21Appointive Cabinet
22Unrelenting Grace Training Session
23Strategic Planning TeamWesley Room
23Prayer and PraiseFacebook Live
24Conference CFAonline
25Council of Bishops meetingonline
30Prayer and  PraiseFacebook Live
1-7United Methodist African Bishops MeetingLubumbashi, DRC
10Chartering Service for Beloved UMCBeloved UMC Marysville
11Executive TeamConference Center
All Staff MeetingZoom
12United Methodist Foundation of West OhioDeer Creek State Park
12-14Cabinet Fall RetreatDeer Creek State Park
13Prayer and PraiseFacebook Live
18-20College of BishopsO'Fallon, Illinois
19Conference CFAOnline
20Prayer and PraiseFacebook Live
20-23Emory University Board of Trustees Retreat
26Connectional TableConference Center
"Grace Upon Grace"
District Event -- Western Lakes District
Springfield High Street UMC
27Bishop's Response TeamConference Center
Prayer and PraiseFacebook Live
28West Ohio Conference Board of TrusteesConference Center and zoom
OhoHealth Board meetingOhioHealth Board Room
28-30Duke University TrusteesDuke University
2 Executive TeamConference Center
All Staff meeting Online
3 "Grace Upon Grace"
District Event Maumee River District
Bowling Green First UMC
4-6Black Clergy Retreat
5-6OWU Board of Trustees Retreat
9Leadership Discernment Committeee (COB)zoom
Episcopacy CommitteeeConference Center
10-11CabinetConference Center
10 "Grace Upon Grace"
District Event Olentangy River District
Church of the Messiah UMC
11Prayer and PraiseFacebook Live
13-14ONU Board of Trustees meetingOhio Northern University
14United Woman of FaithKing Avenue UMC
17Signing Disaffiliation PaperworkConference Center
"Grace Upon Grace"
District Event Hocking River District
The Plains UMC
18Building Bridges Community Experience
Prayer and PraiseFacebook Live
19 "Grace Upon Grace"
District Event Great Miami District
Faith Community UMC
24 "Grace Upon Grace"
District Event Scioto River District
Chillicothe Walnut Street UMC
25Prayer and PraiseFacebook Live
26COB Executive CommitteeOnline
27MTSO Board of TrusteesMTSO
28WOC Annual Conference Special SessionGinghamsburg UMC
1Prayer and PraiseFacebook Live
1-3UM/Episcopal DialogueAtlanta
5-11Council of Bishops Lake Junaluska
6Executive TeamHybrid
UMPH Executive TeamOnline
All Staff MeetingOnline
8Prayer and PraiseFacebook Live
9Emory Academic AffairsZoom
12Short North UMC -- preachShort North UMC
14All West Ohio Conference Boards MeetingConference Center
15Prayer and PraiseFacebook Live
UMPH BoardZoom
15-16CabinetConference Center
22Prayer and PraiseFacebook Live
28-29GBGM-US Mission Partners ConsultationAtlanta
29Prayer and PraiseFacebook Live
1-2Duke University Board of TrusteesDuke University
4Executive TeamConference Center
All Conference StaffZoom
5-6CabinetConference Center
6Prayer and PraiseFacebook Live
13Prayer and PraiseFacebook Live
Ohio Health Board meeting/Educational Retreat
14UMPH Executive CommitteeZoom
20Prayer and PraiseFacebook Live
27Prayer and PraiseFacebook Live