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Bishop Sharma D. Lewis is pleased to announce the appointments of district superintendents effective July 1, 2021:

Alexandria and Arlington districts – The Rev. Dr. Sarah L.K. Calvert

Danville and Lynchburg districts –The Rev. Denise P. Bates

Harrisonburg and Winchester districts – The Rev. Dr. Victor R. Gomez

York River and Rappahannock River districts – The Rev. Dr. Charles F. Ledlum-Bates

Charlottesville and Richmond districts – The Rev. Dr. Hyo J. Lee

Elizabeth River and Eastern Shore districts – The Rev. Seonyoung Kim

Farmville and James River districts – The Rev. Jay Carey

Roanoke and Staunton districts – The Rev. J. Douglas Forrester

The following district superintendents will be retiring on June 30, 2021. Join Bishop Lewis in expressing appreciation for the work and ministry for the following individuals:  

The Rev. Jeff Mickle – Alexandria District

The Rev. Wayne Snead – Elizabeth River District

The Rev. Sylvia Meadows – James River District

The Rev. Danny Kesner – Charlottesville District

The Rev. Alex Joyner, current Eastern Shore District superintendent, will be appointed to a local church effective July 1, 2021. Bishop Lewis said she is very thankful for Joyner’s work on the Cabinet and his ministry and witness on the Eastern Shore.

As well please join Bishop Lewis to show appreciation for the years of dedicated ministry of the Rev. Tom Joyce as asistant to the Bishop.  Joyce will be retiring on June 30, 2021.

The Rev. Dr. Steve Summers will begin in a new position as Director of Connectional Ministries/Assistant to the Bishop. The Rev. Scott Davis, current Lynchburg District superintendent, will be the District Alignment Transition Coordinator (DATC) effective July 1, 2021. 

Learn more about the ongoing work on District Alignment at

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