The Managing Board conducts the day-to-day business and represents the Frauenkirche Dresden Foundation. The members of the management board are appointed by the foundation board.
Pastor Markus Engelhardt
Managing Director of the Frauenkirche Dresden Foundation
Markus Engelhardt has served on the foundation's management board since 2021. Prior to that, he served as city dean in Freiburg for almost 14 years. In this position, he had to implement far-reaching structural reforms and take political responsibility for a considerable budget volume. These processes familiarized him with systemic organizational work and with ecclesiastical-economic issues. Markus Engelhardt gained experience as a parish pastor during his 10 years as pastor of St. Paul's parish in Constance on Lake Constance. He is married to a pastor and comes from a family of theologians.
Managing Director of the Frauenkirche Foundation Dresden
Maria Noth joined the foundation's management team in 2019. Prior to that, she was responsible for the foundation management and cultural sponsoring activities of Ostsächsische Sparkasse Dresden for many years. Maria Noth studied cultural studies and management, American studies, and Jewish studies at Brown University, the University of Leipzig, and Brandeis University. She has worked on the reconstruction of cultural memories and identities, for example with a view to material culture and religion. Maria Noth is a certified foundation manager (Frankfurt School of Finance and Management). In her work, she combines perspectives from business administration with those from the humanities and social sciences. She grew up as the daughter of a Lutheran pastor in Saxony.