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The Petition is adopted as amended as follows:
Amend 2713.3a) as follows:
3. a) The trial for a clergy member or a local pastor shall be convened as provided in ΒΆ 2709 with the pool of thirty-five or more persons to consist of clergy in full connection. If there are not enough persons in appropriate categories in an annual conference to complete the pool, additional persons may be appointed from other annual conferences. All appointments to the pool shall be made by the district superintendents lot, the names drawn randomly in the presence of the counsels for the church and the respondent to assure that all appointees fit the disciplinary requirements .  Special consideration should be given so that the pool includes persons representative of racial, age, ethnic, and gender diversity.