Thank you for participating in this survey of the Northwest Washington Synod. Your prayerful reflection and input are very important as the synod prepares for a bishop election in 2019 and thinks strategically about the future. As you complete this survey, keep in mind the responsibilities of the synod and its bishop. (The responsibilities of the synod are described in Section *6.03 and following bylaws in the Constitution and Bylaws of the Northwest Washington Synod, and the responsibilities of the synod bishop are described in Section *S8.12. They are available to review on the synod website at this address: www.lutheransnw.org/bishopelection.)

Again, thank you for your time and participation!