Who Are We

We are 74 congregations of the United Methodist Church throughout Spartanburg, Union and Cherokee counties in the South Carolina upstate region. We are rural, urban and suburban. We are large and small. We are black and white. We are young and old. We are about the business of making disciples for Jesus Christ

Please visit www.umcsc.org for more news and events happening around the conference.

Annual Conference – Pastors & LMAC

Registration for the meal plan will close at midnight on May, 24, 2018.  

You may wish to print the Special Events Calendar prior to registering for the Meal Plan.  This will enable you to make certain that you have included attending a special event items in your meal plan.


Ministers Spouses Luncheon South Carolina Annual Conference TD Convention Center –  Monday June 4, 2018 at 11:15.

The cost of this plated meal is $22.00 per person and you must reserve your meal by May 15.


Please contact your pastor for registration form or call the district office.


Dear Friends,

Every helping hand and open heart is vital in service to God’s church. Because you are all an important part of Rev. Paul Harmon’s ministry to our friends and neighbors far and wide, all Spartanburg District ministers and members are invited to join in a celebration at Trinity United Methodist Church on May 20, 2018 from 3:00 to 5:00 p.m. as we honor our friend and companion in Christ as he retires after a lifelong career of service.

Thank you for your friendship and service. Please be sure to mark May 20, 2018 on your calendar and join us for the celebration.

Sincerely, Spartanburg Committee on Superintendency

Spartanburg District

We look forward this summer to greeting Rev. Harmon’s successor, Rev. Cathy Mitchell. Rev. Mitchell is the pastor of Wesley United Methodist Church in Johns Island and has served on many District and Conference Committees.  She is sure to continue Rev. Harmon’s example of diligence and dedication.

Rev. Mitchell

The Rev. Cathy Mitchell, pastor of Wesley United Methodist Church in Johns Island, will succeed the Rev. Paul Harmon as superintendent of the Spartanburg District.

Rev. Harmon has served the Spartanburg District as superintendent since 2010. He is retiring at the 2018 Annual Conference.

Rev. Mitchell was born in Williams, South Carolina, and graduated from the Medical University of South Carolina in 1988 with a bachelor of science degree in health information administration. She earned a master of arts degree in speech pathology and audiology from South Carolina State University in 1997. Over 15 years, she worked in health management and as a speech-language pathologist and audiologist.

Being called to ordained ministry, Rev. Mitchell was ordained in 2008 following her 2005 graduation from Candler School of Theology with a master of divinity degree. Before her appointment to Wesley UMC, she served St. James UMC in Sumter.

In addition to Rev. Mitchell’s work in local churches, she has served in many ways, including on district and conference committees of Connectional Ministries and Nominations and on the Conference Response Team. She currently serves on the Board of Ordained Ministry as chairperson of the Call and Disciplined Life Committee, as chairperson of the Charleston District Committee on Ordained Ministry, and as the vice president of the General Commission on the Status and Role of Women.

Rev. Mitchell enjoys many outdoor activities and spending time with her family.


“Letting Go & Taking Hold” transition retreats for moving pastors & chair of PPRC or their designee www.umcsc.org to register


I have  3 coupon books left to benefit the Bethlehem Center.  They are $20 each.  Please come by the district office during business hours if you would like to purchase one.