Welcome to the Roanoke District!

Welcome to the website for the Roanoke District of The Virginia Annual Conference of The United Methodist Church.

The Roanoke District connects 70 United Methodist Churches in Bedford, Botetourt, Craig, Floyd, Franklin, Giles, Montgomery and Roanoke Counties and the cities of Roanoke and Salem with the Virginia Annual Conference, the United Methodist Church and the World in ministry to others on behalf of Christ.  

The clergy and laity of the Roanoke District are supervised by a Conference appointed District Superintendent. The Virginia Conference is composed of 16 districts serving over 1,200 local United Methodist congregations across most of the Commonwealth of Virginia.

Virginia Conference Bishop:  Sharma D. Lewis
District Superintendent:  Kathleen Overby Webster
District Co-Lay Leaders:  Brenda Brooks and Gary Morris
Associate District Lay Leader:  Judy Job 

Roanoke District Office

4502 Starkey Road SW   Suite 101
Roanoke, VA 24018-8538

Phone: 540-989-3335
Fax: 540-989-0672

Office Hours 
8:30 AM-4:30 PM, Monday-Friday                             

From the District Superintendent

Posted on 16 April, 2018 by Rev. Kathleen Overby Webster
Working Collaboratively

It had been a long time since I had sat on a molded plastic chair at a school desk. But there I was on the third floor of the historic Wren Building on the campus of the College of William and Mary, seated in a semi-circle panel of alumni in conversation with current Religious Studies majors. The focus of the conversation that March Friday afternoon was around career and networking, guided by such questions to the panel as: "What did you get the most out of from your major?" and "If you could give Religious Studies students any career advice, what would it be?"

Frankly, I was amazed by the similarity of the responses. Sure, maybe I expected the answers from the three Virginia Conference clergy (yes, 3 out of 12 panelists) to sound alike, perhaps even those of the non-UM clergy. But from all the vocations represented (communications, government, business, education, healthcare, journalism) the same descriptions were named again and again.