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



1-15  General Conference, Minneapolis, Minnesota
19  General Conference Webinar for the Florida Conference
21  Ordination Retreat, The Portico, Tampa
29  Speaking, Summer Staff, Warren Willis Camp, Leesburg
31  Pentecost Preaching, First UMC, Lakeland


10 Speaking, Morning Prayer, The Upper Room
     Appointive Cabinet
17 Speaking, GBHEM Webinar on Leadership, Anxiety and Crisis
24 Appointive Cabinet
25 Teaching, Summer in the Scriptures  (Facebook Live): Matthew 25


2  Teaching, Summer in the Scriptures (Facebook Live): Mark 4
11 Appointive Cabinet
21-22  Executive Committee, Council of Bishops (virtual)
27 Appointive Cabinet
28-29 Leighton Ford Ministries Mentoring Training, Blowing Rock, NC
30 Teaching, Summer in the Scriptures (Facebook Live): Luke 16


1-31 Renewal Leave
22 Teaching, Summer in the Scriptures (Facebook Live): John 15


10 Ordination Retreat, The Portico, Tampa
13-15 Texas Methodist Foundation Ideas Workshop, Austin, TX
18 Appointive Cabinet Meeting, Lakeland
19 Annual Conference 2020, Lakeland
24-25 Duke Board of Visitors, Durham, NC
28-30 SEJ College of Bishops (virtual)

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The Florida Conference of The United Methodist Church

450 Martin L King Jr Ave
Lakeland, FL 33815

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