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Latest news from the conference and around the global denomination Bishop Sue Haupert-Johnson is excited to announce the theme of the 242nd session of the Virginia Annual Conference is A Conference in Three Movements. Read more…

Bishop Sue Haupert-Johnson shares an update about the Appointive Cabinet of the Virginia Annual Conference. Read more…

Revised Clergy Housing and Clergy Couple Housing Policies are now available. Read more…

Local Church Training resource videos are now available. Read more…

Becoming a Climate Just Congregation. Read more…

General Conference 2024

After a four-year delay, the 2020 General Conference will take place April 23-May 3, 2024 in Charlotte, NC. Learn more…

Annual Conference 2024

The 2024 Annual Conference is scheduled for June 20-22 at the Hampton Roads Convention Center. Learn more…

New Series Focuses on UMC Future

The first episode of Bishop Sue Haupert-Johnson’s new web series “Strength for Today. A Bright Hope For Tomorrow // God’s vision for the next chapter of the United Methodist Church” is out now. This is a video and podcast series where Bishop Sue talks about various topics with leaders from around the UMC and will be available every Sunday until Advent. In the first episode, Bishop Sue talks to Bishop Ken Carter from the Western North Carolina Conference. Read more…

Next Steps

Next steps in VAUMC disaffiliations result in creation of Bridge Churches. Learn more…

VAUMC shares local church status following last Special Called Annual Conference related to disaffiliation, Paragraph 2553

The Virginia Annual Conference held four Special Called sessions from 2022 to 2023 for churches who followed the disaffiliation process outlined in Paragraph 2553 from the Book of Discipline to be considered for ratification by the Annual Conference body. As a result, 227 local churches disaffiliated from the conference during this time. Read more…

Have questions about disaffiliation?

Get the latest news concerning the further postponed General Conference session from 2022 to 2024 as well as disaffiliation in The United Methodist Church.

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Job Opportunities

The Virginia Conference posts job opportunities on its website, free of charge, for a maximum of two months for United Methodist local churches or United Methodist-related agencies/institutions. Learn more…

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Bishop Sue Haupert-Johnson

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(804) 521-1102
RESIDENT BISHOP

Steve Summers

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(804) 521-1103
ASSISTANT TO THE BISHOP & CHIEF OPERATING OFFICER

Terri Biggins

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(804) 521-1102
RESIDENT BISHOP

Jessie S. Colwell

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(804) 521-1140
DIRECTOR OF CLERGY EXCELLENCE

Dwayne Stinson

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(804) 521-1135
DIRECTOR OF CONNECTIONAL MINISTRIES FOR DISCIPLESHIP AND CONGREGATIONAL VITALITY

Jonathan Page

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(804) 521-1133
DIRECTOR OF CONNECTIONAL MINISTRIES FOR INNOVATION AND CREATIVITY

Katie Mueller

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(804) 521-1134
EXECUTIVE ASSISTANT TO THE DIRECTORS OF CONNECTIONAL MINISTRIES

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