The Joint Nominating Committee for the Election of the Presiding Bishop invites all Episcopalians to participate in a 15 minute survey. Your responses will help the committee develop a profile of skills, qualifications, and gifts the church seeks in its next presiding bishop, considering what the church and world may look like in the next decade.

The deadline for completing the survey—which can be found online here in English, French, and Spanish—is Oct. 31.

“We want to hear from Episcopalians throughout the church because their input will help guide us in our nominating work,” said committee member Deborah Harmon Hines, who chairs the profile subcommittee. “The survey is designed to help us all discern some of the characteristics we hope to see in the person we will elect as the next presiding bishop.”