Alan J. Reinach has served as Executive Director of the Church State Council, the religious liberty educational and advocacy organization of the Seventh-day Adventist Church in the western United States, since 1994.
The Council advocates an historic Protestant commitment to vigorous protection for the free exercise of religion, as well as the institutional separation of church and state. The Council primarily represents individuals who experience religious discrimination in employment, and consistent with the “golden rule,” represents persons of all faiths. The Council also participates as amicus curiae in appellate matters involving constitutional protection for religious freedom.
Reinach is an attorney admitted to practice in New York, California, and in various Federal courts and the U.S. Supreme Court. He has published articles on religious freedom in legal journals, regularly publishes in religious periodicals, and is in demand as a speaker on issues of religious freedom and religious discrimination. Reinach is also a Seventh-day Adventist minister who regularly preaches and conducts seminars on religious freedom and the intersection of religion and public policy.
Reinach is the principal editor of the book: “Politics and Prophecy: the battle for religious liberty and an authentic gospel.” He hosts “Freedom’s Ring,” a weekly radio program about religious freedom issues syndicated nationally and internationally.
Reinach directs the legislative program of the Church State Council, monitoring legislation in five western states for its impact on both institutional and individual religious freedom.
Reinach is a graduate of the University of North Carolina, Chapel Hill School of Law in 1987, and of the State University of New York at New Paltz, with special honors in history, in 1984.
Reinach is the grandson of a former member of the New York Stock Exchange,[Udo Reinach] the son of a commodities trader, [Anthony Reinach] and a best-selling children’s book author, song writer, producer extraordinaire [Jacquelyn Reinach] and the proud husband of Christa, and father of Chris, Zoey, Benjamin and Eli. He is also an oxymoron squared, in that he is both lawyer and minister, Jew and Christian.