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: Young Jin Cho
District Superintendent: Kathleen Overby Webster
District Lay Leader: Brenda Brooks
Associate District Lay Leader: Judy Job
Roanoke District Office
4502 Starkey Road SW Suite 101
Roanoke, VA 24018-8538
Hours: 8:30 AM-4:30 PM, Monday-Friday
From the District Superintendent
Posted on 18 April, 2016 by Rev. Kathleen Overby Webster
God of Beautiful Creation
"I live in Roanoke" is often met with, "Oh, it is so beautiful there in the fall; you must love it then. And they are right, I do love the vibrant changing autumn colors along the ridges.
But, even more, I love spring here. Just the other day the redbud blossoms were absolutely stunning all along the I-81 corridor. The backdrop for the intense purple flowering was a mix of trees with fresh bright spring green leafing and those still showing only the stark bare branches of their winter form. It was breathtaking! I felt a surge of joy welling up in me; I smiled as I drove; I carried my thankfulness for such loveliness with me as I entered into a challenging meeting where difficult truths were spoken.