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 14 August, 2018 by Rev. Kathleen Overby Webster
Under Construction

The orange cones and barrels seem to mark a different course each time I drive through a major road construction project in my neighborhood. I find it hard to anticipate which lane to be in to continue my journey. No matter which direction I approach it from, until I am right there I cannot discern where the lane I'm to drive in lies. While I suspect the plan would be clear and coherent with a bird's eye view, I cannot see it here in the midst of traffic chaos.

In a lot adjacent to the road construction, a new building is also going up. Over the months I've watched the site be readied, foundations poured, beams and girders set. Now, even passing by on the roadway, the outline of interior spaces is clear from the placement of floors and wall studs. I'm reminded of the spatial qualities of 3-D chess as I watch this building take shape from a blueprint and a vision that I can't see.