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The Petition is adopted as amended as follows:
  
On page 1458 (ΒΆ355)  
  
9.   If the district superintendents and bishop do not intend to extend the involuntary leave of absence beyond the three years, they shall notify both the board of ordained ministry and the clergyperson at least six months prior to the session of the annual conference to permit clergypersons to exercise their options.  If the district superintendents and bishop do not intend to appoint a person after three (3) years on involuntary leave, they shall notify both the Board of Ordained Ministry and the clergyperson at least six months prior to the session of the annual conference and recommend an appropriate change in conference relationship.  The clergyperson shall have the right to request a change to a voluntary leave of absence or termination of the involuntary leave of absence.  

Delete #10   Any consecutive combination of voluntary and involuntary leaves of absence shall be counted in the five year limitation on a leave of absence, unless it is extended by the clergy session of members in full connection with the annual conference upon the recommendation of the board of ordained ministry.