Our districts represent
the beauty and diversity of
West Virginia and Garrett County, Maryland.
Groups of churches in a geographic area are organized to form a district. Each district has clusters of churches organized into cooperative parishes, led by a parish coordinator. There are nine districts.
Each district is led by a Conference Superintendent, an elder appointed by the bishop, to oversee the ministry of the district's clergy and churches.
Conference Superintendents provide spiritual and administrative leadership, work with the bishop and others in the appointment of ministers, preside at meetings of the charge conference, facilitate the District Lead Team, oversee programs within the district and are the chief missions strategist for the district.
West Virginia Conference
Bishop & Extended Cabinet
First Row (L to R): Rev. Loretta Isaiah, Rev. Rick Swearengin, Bishop Sandra Steiner Ball, Rev. Amy Shanholtzer, Rev. Scott Ferguson.
Back Row (L to R): Kristi Wilkerson, Rev. Chip Bennett, Rev. Melissa Shortridge, Rev Neil Leftwich, Rev Bonnie MacDonald, Jamion Wolford, Rev. Joe Hill, Ken Willard.
Loretta Isaiah, Conference Superintendent
Davina Bell, Administrative Assistant
Amy Shanholtzer, Conference Superintendent
Sarah Estep, Administrative Assistant
Neil Leftwich, Conference Superintendent
Peggy Klages, Administrative Assistant
Methodist Building, Room 111,
Wheeling, WV 26003
Chip Bennett, Conference Superintendent
Lisa Stilgenbauer, Administrative Assistant