West Virginia Conference
Bishop & Extended Cabinet

First Row (L to R): Rev. Dr. Joe Kenaston (Dean of Cabinet), Bishop Sandra Steiner Ball, Rev. Martha Ognibene,

Middle Row (L to R) Rev. Mary Ellen Finegan, Rev. Loretta Isaiah, Rev. Dr. Okey Harless

Back Row (L to R): Rev. Amy Shanholtzer, Rev. Melissa Shortridge, Rev. Scott Ferguson,  Rev. Joe Hill

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 district superintendent (“DS”), an elder appointed by the bishop, to oversee the ministry of the district’s clergy and churches.

DS’s 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.

 

 

Districts

Our Nine Districts
reflect the beauty and diversity of the West Virginia Annual Conference.

Our Nine Districts
reflect the beauty and diversity of the West Virginia Annual Conference.

Greenbrier

Melissa Shortridge, District Superintendent
Renee Dasher, Administrative Assistant

PO Box 764,
Lewisburg WV, 24901

Phone: (304) 645-1357
email

Website

Little Kanawha

Loretta Isaiah, District Superintendent
Davina Bell, Administrative Assistant

3301 Broad St.,
Parkersburg, WV  26104

Phone: (304) 428-6461
email
Facebook
Website

Midland South

Joseph Hill, District Superintendent
Jennifer Goldizen, Administrative Assistant

PO Box 866
Charleston, WV 25323

Phone: (304) 342-8843

Joe email
Jennifer email

MonValley

Amy Shanholtzer, District Superintendent
Sarah Estep, Administrative Assistant

Physical Address:
3000 Technology Drive
Fairmont, WV  26554

Mailing Address: 
PO Box 307
Kingmont, WV 26578

Phone: (304) 366-6811
Fax: (304) 333-0224
email  
Facebook
Website

Northern

Martha Ognibene, District Superintendent
Peggy Klages, Administrative Assistant

Methodist Building, Room 111,
Wheeling, WV 26003

Phone: (304) 232-5687
Fax: (304) 232-7505
email
District Facebook
Website

Potomac Highlands

Scott Ferguson, District Superintendent
Sonnie James, Administrative Assistant

97 Goldsborough Avenue,
Romney, WV 26757

Phone: (304) 822-4191
Fax: (304) 822-4537
email
Facebook
Website

Southern

Joe Kenaston, District Superintendent
Martha Simmons, Administrative Assistant

213 South Heber Street,
Beckley, WV 25801

Phone: (304) 252-7985
Fax: (304) 253-5572
email
Website
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Wesleyan

Rick Swearengin, District Superintendent
Sherrie Walsh, Administrative Assistant

PO Box 230,
Buckhannon, WV 26201

Phone: (304) 472-1095
email
Website

Western

Okey Harless, District Superintendent
Heather Jefferson, Administrative Assistant

PO Box 516,
Barboursville, WV 25504

Phone: (304) 736-9962
Fax: (304) 736-1805
email
Website
Facebook