Two current district superintendents in their sixth and seventh years of appointment will continue in the same positions for an additional year, Bishop Al Gwinn has announced.
After consultation with the cabinet and appropriate district committees on superintendency, Leonard Fairly will serve another year as Rockingham District superintendent and Bill Gattis will serve another year as Burlington District superintendent.
The normal term for a district superintendent is six years. The appointment can be extended up to two more years at the discretion of the bishop. Fairley is serving his sixth year as a superintendent and Gattis is in his seventh.
Following the death of Rocky Mount District Superintendent Mack McMillian in October 2010 and the consultation process, Bishop Gwinn announced that Tim Russell, assistant to the bishop, would also serve as the interim Rocky Mount District superintendent. A new superintendent, yet to be named, will begin in the district on July 1.