Valley Ridge District of the Virginia Annual Conference of the United Methodist Church.

The Valley Ridge District connects members of 143 United Methodist Churches in Alleghany, Augusta, Bath, Bedford, Botetourt, Craig, Floyd, Franklin, Giles, Highland, Montgomery, Roanoke, Rockbridge, and Rockingham Counties and the cities and towns of Buena Vista, Clifton Forge, Covington, Lexington, Roanoke, Salem, Staunton, and Waynesboro 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 and Staunton Districts are supervised by a Conference-appointed District Superintendent. The Virginia Conference comprises eight districts serving over 1,200 local United Methodist congregations across most of the Commonwealth of Virginia.

Virginia Conference Bishop:  Sue Haupert-Johnson

District Superintendent:  J. Douglas Forrester

Fishersville Office

Address: 26 Orr Drive, Fisherville, VA 22939

Phone: 540-932-1055 

Office Hours: Monday - Thursday 7:30 AM - 3:30 PM Friday 7:30 - noon

Roanoke Office

Address: 4502 Starkey Road SW, Suite 101, Roanoke, VA 24018-8538

Phone: 540-989-3335 

Office Hours:  Monday - Friday 8:30 AM - 4:30 PM  

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From the District Office

The People Who Are Not Here

Posted: 1 February, 2023 by Rev. J. Douglas Forrester, District Superintendent

Fundraising is precisely the opposite of begging. When we seek to raise funds we are not saying, “Please, could you help us out because lately it’s been hard.” Rather, we are declaring, “We have a vision that is amazing and exciting. We are inviting you to invest yourself through the resources that God has given you—your energy, your prayers, and your money—in this work to which God has called us.” Our invitation is clear and confident because we trust that our vision and mission are like “trees planted by streams of water, which yield their fruit in its season, and their leaves do not wither” (Ps. 1:3).

Henri Nouwen, A Spirituality of Fundraising