THE LEINBACH FAMILY
(left to right: Laura with Logan, Mark & Gracie, Jennifer, William & Hannah, Christian, Amber & Matthew)
MEET CHRISTIAN LEINBACH
Christian Yancik Leinbach was born in 1959 in northwestern Chester County, Pennsylvania and is the oldest of five children born to Christian N. and Valeria Y. Leinbach. His parents instilled in him the ideals of faith in God, love of family, and respect for one's fellow man.
One of his first jobs was working in his father's construction company cleaning and sweeping up construction sites like Ed and Josie Hartman's farm on Route 183 across from the Reading Airport.
Nurtured by first-generation Slovak grandparents (his mother's parents) and his Pennsylvania Dutch grandparents, Clem and Anna Leinbach, young Christian learned firsthand the value of hard work, frugality, and the blessings of living in America. In 1979, He accompanied his Aunt Mary and Aunt Alice to visit relatives who lived behind the Iron Curtain in what was then Czechoslovakia and Hungary. It was an eye-opening, life-changing experience that became the impetus for his involvement in government to preserve freedom for future generations.
In 1981, Christian married his college sweetheart Jennifer, who also has roots in Berks County. Her ancestors, the Zellers, built the first fresh water fort near Bethel in the early 1700s. Christian and Jennifer moved into Berks County in the fall of 1988 and have three adult children: Matthew Leinbach, Laura (Daughter) & Mark Pruitt, and William (son) & Hannah Leinbach. Laura & Mark have two children; Gracie & Logan. Christian and Jennifer reside in a log home built by hand with family and friends near Hamburg.
An avid gardener, Christian takes great satisfaction and pride in growing vegetables for the family. Always eager for the opportunity to spend time in the great outdoors, Christian's favorite place to hike is the Pinnacle for the best view of the community he loves to serve and call home.
• Chairman, Berks County Board of Commissioner 2011-present
• President, County Commissioners Association of PA (CCAP), 2013
• Chairman of the Board, CCAP 2014
• CCAP County Governance Committee
• CCAP Academy Committee
• National Association of Counties(NACo), Executive Committee 2014 - present
• NACo, Board of Directors 2013 - present
• NACo, Transportation Committee
• NACo, Membership Committee
• President, National Association of Counties National Conference
of Republican County Officials 2013-2014