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

Summer Office Hours  (May 24- August 30) 
8:30 AM-4:30 PM, Monday-Thursday
8:30 AM-noon, Friday                     

From the District Superintendent

Posted on 11 July, 2019 by Rev. Kathleen Overby Webster
Whose Hearts Will Be Broken?

I had not been the pastor there long at all, when she came by to talk with me. She was the church organist, had been for well over 50 years, she taught the pre-school Sunday School class, all the children, including eventually my own son, called her MeMaw. Though it was many years ago, I remember clearly the tears glistening in her eyes and the sheet of paper she clutched in her hand.

She had a poem for me to read, one that she had written ...