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 16 May, 2019 by Rev. Kathleen Overby Webster
Who is Asking "See Me"?

"See me" is the catch phrase for a current TV commercial. One after another, looking straight into the camera, those who use the advertised skin medication implore, "See me." See who I am, really; see what I do, lead, perform; see me, not just the visible illness of my skin.

"See me"  - isn't that the cry of each of our hearts? My prayer time is often shaped by seeing the needs, desires, hopes, realities, dreams, view, and vision of the congregations, clergy, neighbors, family entrusted to me. Sometimes I pray through the contact list on my phone; sometimes I pray using the district directory listings of churches, clergy and their families, leaders to focus my prayer; sometimes I use the church pictures on the district website to guide me as I pray for each congregation and its community. This spring I printed out a google map of the district with each church marked. I've placed this 11x17 sheet on my office desk, I've folded it up and tucked it away in my briefcase during cabinet meetings, opening it up in the hotel at night. On the weekends I have laid it across my kitchen island. Wherever I have been I have implored, "Let me see the possibilities, the connections, God, which you see."