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:  Young Jin Cho
District Superintendent:  Kathleen Overby Webster
District Lay Leader:  Brenda Brooks
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

Summer Hours: 8:30 AM-4:30 PM, Monday-Thursday
                            8:30 AM - Noon  Fridays 

From the District Superintendent

Posted on 22 August, 2016 by Rev. Kathleen Overby Webster
For Such a Time As This

It wasn't a milestone birthday, but still this month I've had to renew my driver's license and get a new photo. There's no denying that it was time; the last picture was taken in 2003, thirteen years ago.  I've changed a bit since then. But the license itself has also changed. The photo is no longer in color (you can't tell I was wearing a jacket with a lovely turquoise stripe or exactly where my blonde highlights blend with greying hair). But looks aren't everything, the new license has enhanced security embedded into its very design. The new license is clearly 21st century; my old one was so 20th century. 

The 2016 Southeastern Jurisdictional Conference continued to lean into the future by electing Sharma Lewis a Bishop of the United Methodist Church on the first ballot. The 2012 SEJ Conference had leaned toward the future when Young Jin Cho was elected. Even 20 years ago, in 1996, Charlene Kammerer's election was pointing ahead rather than looking back.