The Harrisonburg District was created in 1972 from the northern part of the Staunton District and the southern part of the Winchester District. The following persons have served as Harrisonburg District Superintendent:
Eugene R. Wooldridge, Jr.  1972-78
Samuel E. Nesmith  1978-84
Alfred L. Eastman  1984-86
L. Carl Whitten  1986-91
Barbara B. Barrow  1991-96
Susan S. Garrett  1996-03
C. Edward Pruitt  2003-10
E. Thomas Herndon, Jr.  2010-


We are proud to be a district with deep roots in both predecessor churches of The United Methodist Church – the Evangelical United Brethren Church and The Methodist Church.


Our district is rich in Virginia history and full of natural beauty, in the geographic center of the Shenandoah Valley. It is bounded on the north by Strasburg, with a southern boundary just south of Verona; to the west it is bounded by the Appalachians and West Virginia, to the east by the Skyline Drive and the Blue Ridge. Civil War battlefields, notable caverns, old Valley Pike (U.S. 11), museums and universities, major agriculture and the Shenandoah River all are a part our district’s riches. Visit the Shenandoah Valley online for more information about our area.


E. Thomas “Tommy” Herndon Jr. has been Harrisonburg District Superintendent since 2010

As District Superintendent since 2010, I welcome you to the Harrisonburg District Web Page. I hope that you will soon be able to visit one of our churches in person–and that you will experience Christ through the mission and ministry of the churches of our district. We are grateful that you are interested in our district and that you have visited us on the web!

See you in the Valley!

In Christ,
Tommy Herndon