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 (on medical leave)
     Interim Bishop:  Peter (Pete) D. Weaver (began March 2019)
District Superintendent:  Kathleen Overby Webster
District Lay Leader:  Gary Morris
Associate District Lay Leaders:  Shirley Brown and Denise Pappas

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 17 April, 2019 by Rev. Kathleen Overby Webster
The Quiet Center in Our Clutter

Though we were all in different locations at 6 AM, the district superintendents gathered together in spirit for a focused time of prayer on the Sunday before the April Cabinet meeting. Bishop Lewis had begun this practice in her first year as our Bishop and Bishop Weaver continued it this month. Wherever we are early on the Sunday morning before each Cabinet meeting focused on appointments, we come together in a Covenant Prayer shaped by these understandings:

  • God is in control of the appointive process
  • We allow the Holy Spirit to move in our discussion
  • We make bold and creative appointments and think outside the box