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
Office Hours - 8:30 AM-4:30 PM, Monday-Friday
From the District Superintendent
Posted on 15 March, 2017 by Rev. Kathleen Overby Webster
The Lenten Journey Has Begun
I hurried down the rain slick sidewalk and rushed into the Ash Wednesday service just as it was to begin, slipping into a pew about mid-way down the sanctuary aisle. I entered into that worship time frazzled by a tightly-packed weekly schedule, frustrated by unclear processes and purposes, deeply aware of the weighty work of the appointment season, still confounded by the political situation and the strident polarity in our nation, needing the ancient ritual of ashes and words: Dust you are and to dust you shall return; repent and believe in the gospel. Early in the service we sang Charles Wesley's hymn Depth of Mercy. I cannot remember that the words ever before touched my spirit so deeply.
Depth of mercy! Can there be mercy still reserved for me?