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 Dairy Barn that still is operated by the Hartman family on Route 183 across from the Reading Airport.
Nurtured by first-generation Slovak grandparents (his mother’s parents) and his Pennsylvania Dutch/Mennonite grandparents, Clem and Anna Leinbach, Christian learned first-hand 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, helped build Fort Zeller near Bethel in the early 1700s. Christian and Jennifer moved into Berks County in the fall of 1988. They have three adult children: Matthew Leinbach, Laura Leinbach Pruitt (Daughter) &, and William (son) & Hannah Leinbach. Laura has three children; Gracie, Logan & Darbie. Matthew and William serve in the USAF. Matthew serves in the NJ Air Guard and William in the PA Air Guard. Christian and Jennifer reside near Hamburg in a log home built by hand with the help of family and friends.
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 county he loves to serve and call home. Christian and Jennifer are members of SVBC where Christian serves in leadership, Jennifer teaches, and both sing in the worship team.
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