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.

 

 

West Virginia Conference
Bishop & Extended Cabinet

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

Back Row (L to R): Jim Berner (Conference Treasurer), Rev. Frank Shomo, Rev. Amy Shanholtzer, Rev. Scott Ferguson, Rev. Dr. Okey Harless, Rev. Joe Hill, Rev. Dr. Ken Krimmel (Asst. to the Bishop)

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
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Little Kanawha

Joe Hill, District Superintendent
Davina Bell, Administrative Assistant

3301 Broad St., Parkersburg, WV  26104
Phone: (304) 428-6461
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Website

Midland South

Frank Shomo, District Superintendent
Jennifer Goldizen, Administrative Assistant
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PO Box 866, Charleston, WV 25323
Phone: (304) 342-8843
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MonValley

Amy Shanholtzer, District Superintendent
Karla Bragg, Administrative Assistant

309 Cleveland Avenue, Suite 100,
Fairmont, WV  26554
Phone: (304) 366-6811
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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
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Website

Potomac Highlands

Scott Ferguson, District Superintendent
Barbara Scott, Administrative Assistant

97 Goldsborough Avenue,
Romney, WV 26757
Phone: (304) 822-4191
Fax: (304) 822-4537
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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
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Wesleyan

Mary Ellen Finegan, District Superintendent
Jo Criss, Administrative Assistant
Sherrie Walsh, Administrative Assistant

PO Box 230, Buckhannon, WV 26201
Phone: (304) 472-1095
email
Website

Western

Okey Harless, District Superintendent
Diana Carter, Administrative Assistant

PO Box 516,
Barboursville, WV 25504
Phone: (304) 736-9962
Fax: (304) 736-1805
email
Website
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