The Domstift der Marienkirche zu Wurzen (Collegiate Church of St Mary, Wurzen) is administered by a Domkapitel (Chapter). The faces of this Chapter are its seven members, known as Domherren (canons). The canons work on an honorary basis. The contribute their specialist knowledge in the fields of theology, architecture, administration, finances, business, legal affairs and music, and are chosen accordingly. They hold a working meeting several times a year.
The provost, a minister of religion, represents the Chapter to the outside world, while the dean, whose role is comparable to that of a managing director, is the legal representative of the Chapter.
The office of canon ends at the age of 75, but the canons continue their activities as canons emeritus by assisting the Chapter as advisers.
The head of the Domstift Wurzen is the Landesbischof, the head of the Lutheran Church of the State of Saxony. Since 2020 this office has been held by Landesbischof Tobias Bilz.
Dr. Ing. E.h. Dr. h.c. Eberhard Burger
Canon from 1986 to 2018 – canon emeritus since 2018