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
Executive Assistant to Bishop Tom Berlin
Florida Area, The United Methodist Church

March, 2023

1 Appointive Cabinet Meeting, Lakeland
2 Annual Conference Planning Team, Zoom
5-6 South West District Tour
8 Lunch with Residence in Ministry Group, Lakeland
9 Council on Finance and Administration Meeting, Lakeland
12-14 PanMethodist Consultation, Atlanta
14-16 SEJ College of Bishops Meeting, Atlanta
19-20 North East District Tour
23 Wespath, Glenview, IL
24 Meeting with Bishop Pereira, Lakeland
25 Florida United Methodist Foundation Board Meeting, Lakeland
Methodists United In Prayer Celebration, Tampa
26-27 North West District Tour
29 Appointive Cabinet Meeting, Zoom

April 2023

1 Conference Table
2 Preaching, Palm Coast UMC
7 Good Friday, Office Closed
9 Easter Day
11 SLT/Cabinet Meeting, Lakeland
13 Conference Board of Trustees Meeting
22 Called Session of the Annual Conference, Zoom
27 East Central District Clergy Meeting, Asbury, Maitland
28-30 Council of Bishops Meeting, Chicago

May, 2023

1-6 Meeting, Council of Bishops, Chicago
8 Speaker, Wesley Theological Seminary Commencement, Washington
19 Ordination Retreat, Lakeland
21 Preaching, First, Homosassa
25 Right Start for Moving Clergy
28 Preaching, Suntree, Melbourne
29 Memorial Day, Office Closed
31 Meeting, Board of Ordained Ministry Executive Committee, Conference Council on Religion & Race and Cabinet

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Lakeland, FL 33815

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