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

Summer Office Hours (Memorial Day to Labor Day)
8:30 AM-4:30 PM, Monday-Thursday
8:30 AM-Noon, Friday

From the District Superintendent

Posted on 19 June, 2017 by Rev. Kathleen Overby Webster
Itineration Season

It felt as if my whole life in ministry stood there before me; women who had been part of my previous appointments were all gathered there at Ferrum College for the United Methodist Women's Day. They had walked with me as I celebrated the birth of our son and as I grieved my mother's death; they had challenged me to lead their church into new outreach, new staffing, into the community. I had been there with them at a husband's death, a child's marriage, in weekly Disciple Bible study, and as the church engaged its community in new ways. I recall fruitfulness and failure, high commitment and low energy, bold dreams and small steps, being "right" and recognizing I was "wrong."

I have the same sort of feeling each year at Annual Conference when during brief moments of "Hello! How are you?" I am once again in deep connection with those who mentored me and whom I have mentored, those who showed me how to be a leader, and those who graciously received my leadership, those who lifted me in prayer and those for whom I prayed, those who welcomed me in ministry and those to whom I said "farewell" as they journeyed to new places.