Biography: Christian Y. Leinbach
Christian Leinbach was elected in 2007 to serve his first four-year term on the Berks County Board of Commissioners. Upon re-election in 2011, he was selected by his peers to serve as Chairman the Board. Christian is a member of the Election Board, the Prison Board and the 4-H Development Board. He chairs the Salary Board and the Retirement Board, which manages a multi-million dollar county employees’ pension fund. Additionally, Leinbach is a director on the Berks County Conservation Board and the Berks Community Television Board.
Commissioner Leinbach is the President of the County Commissioners Association of Pennsylvania (CCAP) and is Second Vice President of the N.E. U.S. County Caucus for the National Association of Counties (NACo) and a member of the NACo Board of Directors.
Prior to becoming a Commissioner, Leinbach was the vice president of agency services of a local marketing firm. He and his wife, Jennifer, along with their family reside in a log home they built themselves in Tilden Township near the base of the beautiful Blue Mountains and the historic Appalachian Trail. They are active members of Schuylkill Valley Bible Chapel in Mohrsville, PA.
Christian enjoys hiking, gardening, softball, volleyball, bluegrass music, biographies and classic movies – especially Westerns. He credits his passionate desire to preserve freedom and the free enterprise system to a trip behind the Iron Curtain to visit relatives in 1979.