Bishop Al Gwinn has announced the appointment of the following persons to serve on the Transition Team for forming eight new districts in the North Carolina Conference: Linda Taylor, chair; Christine Dodson; Cashar Evans; Leonard Fairley; Milton Gilbert; Emily Innes; Cleve May; and David Peele. In addition, he appointed Tim Russell and Becky Biegger as ex-officio members of the team. Bishop Gwinn will also serve as a member of this team. The team met for its first official meeting on Friday, July 29. Updates will follow as the transition process unfolds. The 2011 Annual Conference voted for the conference to move from 12 to eight districts, effective following the 2012 Annual Conference.