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 17 July, 2018 by Rev. Kathleen Overby Webster
Step Out in Prayer

We might have seemed a quirky group ... the four of us making up a team for the Great Day of Service Prayer walk ... as we walked in the heat down the somewhat shaded street to where "our" block of Locust Street began. Matching florescent green tee shirts. One tall, three not. One wearing a large floppy brimmed sun hat. One striding, another limping. Three female. One male. All white. All baby-boomers. Two I knew beforehand but they did not know each other; we came from four different districts.

We gathered in a huddle when we reached our block and offered prayer for all those who lived there, for the other prayer and work teams in the neighborhood, and for us as we stepped out in this unaccustomed way. We knocked at every house (except the one that a no trespassing sign at the edge of the yard). Twice folks came to the door and accepted our invitation to pray with them. One asked for prayers for her mother who had just returned home from hospital and rehab after falling on the front steps. Another asked for prayers that "stuff will stop breaking ... I feel like I'm putting out a lot of fires."