Roanoke District - Virginia Annual Conference
Saturday, February 13, 2016
United Methodist Church

District Staff


The Rev. Kathleen Overby Webster, District Superintendent
  Rev. Overby Webster is a native Virginian; her home church is Fredericksburg UMC; she is a graduate of Stafford County High School, the College of William and Mary, and Duke Divinity School. She has served in a variety of settings (the Greensville Charge in Emporia, Forest Grove UMC in Ashland, McGaheysville UMC in the Harrisonburg District, as Superintendent of the Staunton District, and most recently at Asbury UMC in Harrisonburg). She has served on the Board of Ordained Ministry, the Committee on the Episcopacy, and on the Virginia Conference Council on Finance and Administration. Kathleen is married to Harold Webster Jr., a retired elder in the conference.  She is mother to Joel, stepmother to Cherise and Harold III, and grandma to Michael, Tyler, and Liam 
She was appointed by  Bishop Cho to serve as the Roanoke District Superintendent beginning in July 2013.   You may email Rev. Overby Webster at

Cynthia T. Martin, Office Manager/Bookkeeper
Cindy graduated from James Madison University with a degree in Accounting and Finance and worked on her Masters in Business Administration at the University of Richmond.  She and her husband, Tom, attend Cave Spring UMC where she has enjoyed teaching children's Sunday school for many years.  She also serves on the Cave Spring UMW Board.  She has two grown children, Justin and Megan. You may reach her at
Jan McCall Failes,
Office/Program Assistant 
Jan McCall Failes is our Office/Program Assistant.  Jan is a graduate of Red River College in Winnipeg, Canada and will add her extensive communication experience to the district team.  She is married to Rev. B. Failes, lead pastor at Thrasher Memorial UMC in Vinton. She can be reached at