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 17 January, 2017 by Rev. Kathleen Overby Webster
Gifted, Empowered and Equipped Lay Leadership
One of the marks of vital congregations (and I would add, vital districts) is "gifted, empowered and equipped lay leadership." The Roanoke District is extremely blessed to have Brenda Brooks, Judy Job, and Gary Morris serving as our 2017 District and Associate District Lay leaders.
The 2016 Book of Discipline (660.1-2) outlines that they "shall provide for the training of local church lay leaders for their ministries in the local church...shall have responsibility for fostering awareness of the role of the laity both within congregations and through their ministries in the home, workplace, community, and world in achieving the mission of the church, and supporting and enabling lay participation in the planning and decision-making processes of the district and local churches in cooperation with the district superintendent and pastors".