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 69 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

Summer Office Hours (Memorial Day to Labor Day)
8:30 AM-4:30 PM, Monday-Thursday
8:30 AM- noon, Friday                             

From the District Superintendent

Posted on 19 June, 2018 by Rev. Kathleen Overby Webster
Learning to Lead

As I arrived at my first appointment 35 years ago this summer, I was called and ordained; educated and graduated; excited and eager; well-equipped and totally unprepared.

This question was put to me in July; I had arrived as the pastor of the 4-church Greensville Charge just a couple of weeks before. We, the Mount Pleasant Administrative Board sat in the one-room white-clapboard frame church, in the Purdy community. There were 6 or 8 others there, almost half of the entire 22 members of the church. Mrs. Julia Jones, matriarch, asked me the question.