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 15 May, 2017 by Rev. Kathleen Overby Webster
Breathe in the Spirit's Power

Breathe ... Breathe in through your nose and breatheout through your mouth  ... breathe ... breathe ... These are the words the nurse spoke to me as she prepared to give me a tetanus vaccine. A few days later, the prayer leader invited all worshipers to breathe ... breathe in the presence of Christ ... exhale the peace of Christ ... breathe ... 

Breathe ... We, of course, are in the midst of the great 50 days of Easter, when we are continually surprised by the appearance of the resurrected Christ, no longer dead, really alive, but resurrected not resuscitated, a new body bearing scars of what was, a new commission to go hand in hand with a new commandment. In these fifty days we wait for the outpouring of the Holy Spirit at Pentecost, which will come as mighty wind and flame, and enliven bold commitment from the scared band of Jesus followers ... breathe ...