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 16 November, 2017 by Rev. Kathleen Overby Webster
Savior for a Troubled World

 All Saints Sunday had been filled with rich worship, enjoyable table fellowship, and meaningful charge conferences. I was heading home from the last event of the day, through the fog that had rapidly descended as darkness fell.  As I approached my dinner stop I was listening to a fascinating story on the radio.  The interviewer was talking with law school students whose families had arrived in the US during the 1990's s refugees from political upheavals in places such as Bosnia and Haiti.  The stories of hardship and danger were indeed captivating.  But as my eyes scanned ahead for the entrance, I heard one young man from Haiti say that they had setted in Bristol, Tennessee because of a family connection with a United Methodist missionary who was a member of First United Methodist church there.  "And," he said, "We're still members there." 

What a warm glow I had as I entered the restaurant, filled with thanksgiving for the witness of the United Methodist Church. Then, as my food was served, I glanced at an alert on my phone and saw the terrible news of the massacre during worship at First Baptist Church in Sutherland Springs, Texas. How quickly my heart and mind and spirit whiplashed from confident joy to deep sorrow.