Districts in the United Methodist Church are communities of people working together in one geographic region as the hands and feet of Jesus. We believe in connection: connection with each other, with other churches, and the communities around us. The Purchase District is made up of eight counties which serve the western Kentucky region located in the northern portion of the Memphis Annual Conference of the United Methodist Church.
Districts facilitate our collective movement into the greater community by connecting us to one another through support, sharing of resources, and learning together. When we join forces through our ideas, knowledge, experiences, and diversity, we can do more good together than we can do alone.
District superintendents facilitate ministry within each district by offering spiritual leadership, pastoral coaching, shared learning opportunities, organizational resources and district communications. Each of the 5 district superintendents in the Memphis Conference make up the Bishop’s Cabinet which helps identify and appoint ordained ministers to serve our congregations.