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 69 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 Co-Lay Leaders:  Brenda Brooks and Gary Morris
Associate District Lay Leader:  Judy Job 

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 20 November, 2018 by Rev. Kathleen Overby Webster
God's Signs

The line of city trash trucks at the edge of the parking lot adjacent to I-581, engines rumbling and lights flashing, is a sign to me on my frequent treks to meetings at the Conference Center in Glen Allen. If they are still parked, humming it seems in anticipation of the day, then I am on schedule. If (sometimes a b-i-g "if") I do not hit any traffic tie-ups along the way, I will have time to stop for coffee in Waynesboro and arrive on time for the meeting. If however that parking lot is empty, dark, and quiet, with only a straggler truck still in view, then I know I will not be able to stop along the way and will arrive late, when the meeting has already begun.

Then Jesus told them a story:
When you see a fig tree or any other tree putting out leaves, you know that summer will soon come. So, when you see these things happening, you know that God's kingdom will soon be here.  
(Luke 21:29-31, Common English Version)