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
Senior Administrative Assistant to Bishop Ken Carter
Florida Area, The United Methodist Church
450 Martin Luther King Jr. Ave.
Lakeland, FL 33815

Florida Conference events are noted in red

September, 2021

1: Meeting, Appointive Cabinet, Western NC Conference
7-8: Clergy Gatherings, Western NC Conference
8: Teaching, Duke Divinity School
9-10: Meeting, Duke University Board of Visitors           
10: Meeting, Florida and Western NC Episcopal Staff, Huntersville, NC
13-14: Meeting, Texas Methodist Foundation
14: Webinar, Wind in Our Sails, Duke Divinity School
15: Teaching, Duke Divinity School
16: Meeting, Florida Conference Clergy
21: Meeting, Cabinet & Strategic Leadership Team, Lakeland

22: Teaching, Doctor of Ministry Cohort, Duke Divinity School 
22: Meeting, Appointive Cabinet, Lakeland
22: Onboarding of New District Superintendents, Lakeland

24-25: Preaching, 60th Anniversary Celebration Hinton Rural Life Center, Hayesville, NC
26: Preaching, First United Methodist Church, Sylva, NC
28: Rediscovering the Heart of Methodism Faculty Reading Group, Duke Divinity School         
29: Teaching, Doctor of Ministry Cohort, Duke Divinity School 
30: Teaching, Adventurer's Leadership Academy, Florida/Western NC/North Georgia Conferences
30: Speaking, North Piedmont District Clergy, Western NC Conference

October, 2021

2: Meeting, Western NC Delegation, First UMC, Hickory, NC
3: Preaching, Houston Preaching Mission, Central UMC, Concord, NC
4-5: Convocation, Duke Divinity School           
4-5: Training, ImagineHub Leaders, Lake Junaluska, NC
4: Meeting, Episcopal Offices WNC & FLUMC 
4: Meeting, Rediscovering the Heart of Methodism               
5: Meeting, Council of Bishops Executive Committee        
6: Meeting, WNC Clergy, Kernersville, NC
6: Teaching, Duke Divinity School  
7: Meeting, WNC Clergy, Christ UMC, Greensboro, NC
8-10: Retreat, Centering Prayer, Stoneville, NC
12: Meeting, FLUMC Clergy 
12: Cohort, Wind in our Sails, Duke Divinity School
13: Teaching, Duke Divinity School 
14: Meeting, FLUMC Cabinet/SLT, Tampa, FL
18: Meeting, Roundtable Discussion, Council of Bishops
19: Meeting, WNC Cabinet, Charlotte, NC
19: Cohort, Wind in our Sails, Duke Divinity School
20: Meeting, WNC Appointive Cabinet, Charlotte, NC
20: Teaching, Duke Divinity School   
21: Meeting, WNC Board of Ordained Ministry, Gastonia, NC
23: Meeting, WNC Connectional Table          
24-26: Preaching, Finch Preaching Mission, Memorial UMC, Thomasville, NC
27: Teaching, Duke Divinity School
28: Meeting, Council of Bishops Executive Committee            
28: Meeting, WNC Council on Finance and Administration     

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450 Martin L King Jr Ave
Lakeland, FL 33815

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