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 70 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 Lay Leader:  Brenda Brooks
Associate District Lay Leaders:  Judy Job and Gary Morris

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 21 September, 2017 by Rev. Kathleen Overby Webster
I Do - Reaffirming Our Baptism

I do, I said quietly as I stood before the altar, focused on the sacredness of the moment and the enormity of the questions.  It was Palm Sunday; I was 12 years old and standing there with my confirmation class. I was being baptized and received into membership. Though the exact wording of the questions changed slightly when the liturgy was revised in 1989, the heart of the questions is unchanged.

As weighty as the questions seemed to me that day as I stood shoulder to shoulder with the other confirmands at the altar railing,  they seem even more so in our hurting and fractious world and nation today. So, during each Charge Conference we will revisit those questions together as we reaffirm the baptismal covenant: