Bishop’s Schedule

Requests for Speaking, Preaching and Teaching Engagements

 Bishop LaTrelle Easterling serves two annual conferences and is active in the denomination and ecumenical community in a variety of leadership capacities. She also wants to be available, when requested, for preaching and teaching engagements as well as engaging in a public witness where appropriate. 

The bishop’s schedule, listed below, is not comprehensive. There are additional meetings on her calendar and some days are blocked for travel, study, meetings and other ministry tasks. Bishop Easterling makes every attempt to take Sabbath on Fridays. She will prioritize invitations that further the mission of The United Methodist Church and balance the diversity of the annual conferences she serves. 

If your congregation or organization would like to invite Bishop Easterling to preach or teach, please contact Joyce King, her administrative assistant. Your formal request should appear on church letterhead and include the specifics of the worship service or special occasion. Ms. King can be reached at   or 410-290-7300. If Bishop Easterling is able to accept the invitation, guidelines to help plan her visit will be sent to you. Because of the fluid nature of the bishop’s schedule, the response to your invitation may not be finalized until three to six months before the preaching engagement.

In addition, in this season of the coronavirus, churches and other groups are asked to share their COVID protocols when they issue their invitation and specifics around the engagement may change at the last moment depending on the status of the virus in that region. 

Bishop Easterling and the episcopal office staff invite you to pray for them as they serve in the Baltimore-Washington and Peninsula-Delaware Conferences, throughout the Northeast Jurisdiction and the global United Methodist Church. 

Calendar Highlights 
September
9/1/21        Official Start Date of Affiliation
9/6/21        Labor Day
                     Council of Bishops Antiracism Task Force
9/9/21       American University Board meeting
9/11/21     Joint Conference Council on Youth Ministry
9/13/21     Joint Extended Cabinet Retreat
9/14/21     Joint Extended Cabinet Retreat and Pen-Del Board of Ministry
9/15/21     Joint Extended Cabinet Retreat
                     Joint Appointive Cabinet with Leader Development
9/16/21     Joint Appointive Cabinet online
9/18/21     Bishop in Pen-Del
9/19/21     BWC Church Anniversary Celebration
9/20/21     Bishop’s Day on the District (Salisbury), 2-4 p.m. clergy; 7-8:30 p.m. laity     
9/21/21     Bishop’s Day on the District (Dover), 2-4 p.m. clergy; 7-8:30 p.m. laity
                     Pen-Del Appointive Cabinet, 9 a.m. to noon
9/22/21     Bishop’s Day on the District (Centreville) 2-4 p.m. clergy; 7-8:30 p.m. laity
                     BWC CFA 9:30-11:30 a.m. (online)
9/23/21     BWC Appointive Cabinet, 9 a.m.-noon                    
9/25/21     BWC Pre-Conference Session, 9 to 11:30 a.m.
                     Pen-Del "Here's What I Heard" Report Back from days on the district, 1-3 p.m.
9/27/21     Joint Staff Meeting, 9-11 a.m. (online)
                      Bishop’s Day on the Baltimore Region, 2-4 p.m. clergy, 7-8:30 p.m. laity
9/28/21     Bishop's Day on the Southern Region, 2-4 p.m. clergy, 7-8:30 p.m. laity
9/29/21     Bishop’s Day on the Washington Region, 2-4 p.m. clergy, 7-8:30 p.m. laity
9/30/21     Bishop's Day on the Western Region, 2-4 p.m. clergy, 7-8:30 p.m. laity 
 
October
10/2/21     Bishop Yeakel’s memorial service in Syracuse, NY
10/3/21     Annapolis DS Installation, 3 p.m.
10/4/21     Council of Bishops Antiracism Task Force, morning
10/4/21     Podcast recording, 3-5 p.m.
10/5/21     Pen-Del Extended then Appointive Cabinet, 9 to 11 a.m. and 11 a.m. to 5 p.m.
10/6/21     Time Blocked
10/7/21     BWC Appointive Cabinet
                     BWC Sessions Committee, 6:30 p.m.
                     Preach at Episcopal Urban Caucus, Church of the Epiphany in Washington, 7 p.m.
10/10/21    Frederick DS Installation, 3 p.m.
10/11/21    NEJ College of Bishops
10/12/21    NEJ College of Bishops
10/16/21    Washington East District event at Solomon's Island
10/19/21    Wesley Board of Governors meeting
10/19/21`  Onsite Pen-Del CFA, then Cabinet, 9:30 am.-noon; then 1:30-5 p.m.
10/20/21    BWC CFA Meeting, 9:30 a.m.
10/21/21    BWC Appointive Cabinet
10/22/21    Exec and Full Committee National Plan for Hispanic-Latino Ministries, noon to 6 p.m.
10/23/21    BWC United Methodist Women Annual Meeting, 9 a.m. to noon
10/24/21    BWC Pre-Annual Conference Preparations
10/25/21    BWC Annual Conference Session
10/26/21    BWC Annual Conference Session
10/27/21    BWC Annual Conference Session
10/30/21    Pen-Del Celebration and Leaders Day Apart
 
 November
11/1/21     Council of Bishops Antiracism Task Force
11/1/21     Council of Bishops Meeting
11/2/21     Council of Bishops Meeting
11/2/21     Pen-Del Cabinet,  2-5 p.m.
11/3/21     Council of Bishops  Meeting
11/4/21     Council of Bishops Meeting
                     BWC Cabinet, 2-5 p.m.
11/5/21     Council of Bishops Meeting
11/8/21     Joint all-staff meeting, 9-11 a.m.
11/9/21     Pen-Del Board of Ministry, 9:30 a.m.-1 p.m.
11/10/21    BWC Board of Ministry, Full Member interviews
11/10/21     MAF Board and Dinner Lancaster PA, 2-6:30 p.m.
11/11/21    American University Board meeting
11/12/21    American University Board meeting
11/15/21    BWC Order of Elders, 9:30 a.m. to noon
11/16/21    Pen-Del Cabinet 
11/17/21    Joint Extended Cabinet, 9:30 to noon
11/17/21    BWC COVID Task Force, 1 p.m.
11/18/21    BWC Appointive Cabinet
11/20/21    BWC Order of Deacons, 9 to 10:30 a.m.
11/20/21   BWC Fellowship of Local Pastors and Associate Members, 11 a.m. to 12:30 p.m.
11/20/21   Meet with BWC Clergy serving beyond the local church, 2 to 3 p.m.
11/22/21    Time Blocked
11/23/21    Time Blocked
11/24/21    Time Blocked
11/30/21    Pen-Del Appointive Cabinet
 
December
12/2/21     BWC Appointive Cabinet
12/3/21     Joint CCYM Fri-Sat
12/4/21     Seeds of Security Gala, 4-7 p.m. if virtual; 7-11 p.m. if in person
12/6/21     Pen-Del Conf Supervisors of Clergy Meeting with DOC, 10-11 a.m.
12/6/21     BWC Conf Supervisors of Clergy Meeting with DOC, 11-noon
12/11/21   Strengthening the Black Church Event
12/15/21    BWC CFA, 9:30-11:30 a.m.