The Arlington District

VAUMC District Map (2011)

The Arlington District of the Virginia Conference is comprised of 48 churches (including our mission church, First Vietnamese) and a membership of over 27,000. The district covers churches located in parts of Arlington, Fairfax, Loudoun, and Prince William Counties. The Arlington District is represented in red on the map at the right, which was created by Peter Vaughn for the Virginia Conference.

District Superintendent: Rev. Dr. Sarah Calvert

District Lay Leader: Karen McElfish

DS Sarah Calvert has prepared an introductory video to help clergy and congregations get to know her.

Alexandria churches may use this video in worship, on their websites, and in other digital means as needed.

It can be downloaded directly from Dropbox here: Sarah Intro Video

Lead with Love LogoLead with Love

From Arlington District Superintendent Sarah Calvert. 

Lead with Love is my vision for Arlington.
When I was praying after General Conference, it was a pretty desperate “help!” kind of prayer. How do I lead in the midst of denominational chaos, fears, anxieties? I heard “All you can do is lead with love, as I do,” and I got such peace around that!

Lead with Love is what I pray I am able to do. This is a robust love that I am talking about – not our false-happy, terminally nice, afraid to take a stand love, but love that Jesus showed when he asked hard questions, called out religious authorities like me on our hypocrisy and injustice. The kind of love that lets God transform me, even when painful, so that I can lead with love. The kind of love that transforms stuck systems and reconciles broken communities and brings health and vitality to churches so that they can lead their neighbors to this same kind of love.

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For the list of churches, click the white-outlined square in the map’s title bar.

Arlington District 2021-2022 Directory

Download the Arlington District Directory below (pdf).


To search the directory, click on the link above and use [ctrl] [F] on Windows or [Command ⌘] [F] on Mac to open the ‘find’ option. Then type the information you’d like to search for into the find/search window.




Arlington District 2021 Book of Reports

The full copy of the 2021 Arlington District Book of reports can be found here in PDF form.

2021 Arlington District Book of Reports



Arlington District Delegates to the 2020 Annual Conference

Arlington District Delegates to the 2020 Annual Conference

AR District Delegates 2020