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The Petition is adopted as amended as follows:
Amend ¶2714.3:
  
3. The trial shall be convened as provided in ¶ 2709, with the pool of thirty-five or more persons to consist of professing members of local churches other than the local church of the charged layperson within the same district. Appointments to the pool shall be made by the district superintendent, who may consult with the district lay leader  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.