About Us

Welcome to The United Methodist Church on the Coastal Virginia District! 103 Churches and 2 Faith Communities connect with the Virginia Conference, The United Methodist Church and the world in ministry! The Coastal Virginia District UM churches are located in Accomack and Northampton counties, Chesapeake, Knotts Island NC, Norfolk, Portsmouth, Suffolk and Virginia Beach. Find all our churches here.

District Office Administrative Manager: Maria Davis

Maria is a member of Norfolk United Methodist Church where she is a member of The Triple A Praise Team (Anointed, Appointed, and Assigned). She brings the experience of a cradle Methodist; an executive secretary for a company president; a church secretary at several churches including Norfolk UMC; an office specialist at the headquarters of a local Fire Department; and most recently working as a Circuit Court Clerk in Chesapeake, Virginia.

Treasurer: Mary Stroh

Mary is a member of Baylake United Methodist Church where she served as treasurer for over 9 years, Chair of Staff Parish Relations, President of United Methodist Women, and other offices. She has served as treasurer and secretary of Norfolk District United Methodist Women, and she has been treasurer of the district and the district Board of Mission for many years. She has taught a number of district workshops for local church finance chairs and treasurers, as well as, several conference workshops on clergy taxes.

Coordinator for Church Revitalization: Rev. Jason C. Stanley

Jason is a native of Hanover County, Virginia, where he grew up in a small United Methodist Church. He has an Associate’s in Early Childhood Development, a Bachelor’s in Religious Studies from Randolph-Macon College, a Master’s in Christian Education from Union Presbyterian Seminary, and is currently finishing his Doctorate in Ministry at United Theological Seminary. Jason has a passion for equipping and empowering local churches to make disciples of Jesus Christ for the transformation of the world.