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District Conference

The 2nd Annual District Conference of the Shenandoah River District will be held by Zoom on Sunday, October 22, at 2 pm.

Nomination of District At-Large Members

We need your nominations returned to the District Office no later than September 30, 2023. (You may email your completed nominations forms to or mail to Shenandoah River District, 78 Brook Creek Road, Toms Brook, VA 22660)


General Nominations

Young Adult Nominations

Youth Nominations


We are allotted 52 District Lay Members at Large and 2 each of Youth (ages 12 and 18) and Young Adult Members (ages 18 and 35).


Nominations for District Lay Members-at-Large to the 2024 Annual Conference (Hampton, Virginia June 20-22, 2024) will be received from ALL local churches on the Shenandoah River District and elected at District Conference (October 22, 2023).  Nominations forms need to be completed, signed, and returned to the District Office by Saturday, September 30th, for nominee inclusion on the ballot.

“All nominees shall have been members in good standing of the United Methodist Church for at least two years preceding their nominations, they shall have been active participants in the United Methodist Church for at least four years preceding their election, and shall be members of churches in the Shenandoah River District.”

In order to have adequate representation to Annual Conference, nomination forms are being sent to clergy and lay leaders. Please make sure persons in your congregations are aware of the need for District Members-at-Large. To ensure adequate number of representatives from the Shenandoah River District, Clergy and Lay Leaders are asked to actively solicit nominations. The District provides District Members a stipend for expenses to Annual Conference.

The nominations above are in addition to the Local Church Lay Members of Annual Conference representing your charge/church and elected at your Charge Conference, the 2023 District UMM President, District UWF President, District Lay Leader, District Director of Lay Servants, and District Treasurer.  All diaconal ministers are already members of Annual Conference by Conference rules or by previous District Conference action and therefore should not be nominated by any charge. 

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