From the District Superintendent

Roanoke District Welcomes Rev. J. Douglas Forrester

Posted 6 July, 2020 by Roanoke District

Rev. J. Douglas Forrester is a Richmond, Virginia native, and a graduate of Emory & Henry College and Duke University Divinity School.  He has served in a variety of pastoral appointments including Warwick Memorial UMC in Newport News, Prince George Charge near Petersburg, Crozet UMC on the Charlottesville District and most recently at Reveille UMC in Richmond.  He has served on the Conference Board of Ordained Ministry. He was appointed by Bishop Lewis to serve as Roanoke District Superintendent beginning July 2020.

Doug is married to Tracy Forrester, an elementary school teacher in Roanoke County Schools.  Together they have two daughters, Ellen and Claire.

You may email Rev. Forrester at