News and Information

News and Information

Find articles written by our District Superintendents, Lay Leaders, Staff, and more here. 

New District Superintendent Announced

New District Superintendent Announced

On Monday, January 22, the Virginia Conference announced upcoming changes to the Appointive Cabinet. Beginning in July, Rev. Kirk Nave will be the Northern Virginia District Superintendent, and our current DS, Rev. Dr. Sarah Calvert, will serve the Mountain View...

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Bishop Sue Visits NoVa

Bishop Sue Visits NoVa

It was a great joy to welcome Bishop Sue Haupert-Johnson to Northern Virginia this weekend. Bishop Sue is visiting all Virginia Conference districts to get to know their churches, missions, ministries, and people as she continues to learn about our conference. During...

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Don’t Wait

Matthew 5:14-15 (New Revised Standard Version Updated Edition) 14 “You are the light of the world. A city built on a hill cannot be hid. 15 People do not light a lamp and put it under the bushel basket; rather, they put it on the lampstand, and it gives...

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Welcome New Clergy

More than 30 pastoral transitions took place in the Northern Virginia District this year. We are excited to introduce those clergy to our district.

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Affordable Housing Feasibility Studies

Have you ever wondered how your church’s property might be used in new or different ways that would serve the community AND generate revenues to support the church’s ministries?  Many church leaders are exploring how their property assets might be transformed...

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Let’s #BeUMC Together

Let’s #BeUMC Together

I just returned from teaching Church Leadership and Administration to this year’s Licensing school folks, our newest colleagues. I love doing this because I get to meet people as they are first entering ministry, and are still delighted and excited to be appointed and...

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Regarding Disaffiliation (May 2023)

In the Northern Virginia District, we have not had many disaffiliation votes or processes ongoing, but I have had many people ask me about how it is going around the conference, and what it means for United Methodists as a whole. As I prepared to write to both the...

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Rising Hope News

Check out what’s happening at Rising Hope! We’re having an Open House, Saturday, September 10 from 11:30-2:00 p.m.Over the course of the last year, we have seen our outreach and worshiping communities grow tremendously, and we have made many improvements to help...

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We Are a New District Now!

We are a new district now, the Northern Virginia District! It’s a time to refresh, a time to re-vision and revise, a time to embrace new opportunities. And a time to honor our legacy of the Alexandria and Arlington Districts. We are rich in talented and dedicated...

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Contact the District Office

Call: 703-820-7200 | Email: NoVaAdmin@vaumc.org