Find a good deed in New Baltimore and you're likely to see Christopher Steinle nearby.
From leading opening prayer at regular New Baltimore City Council meetings to preaching to North Shore Church Sunday mornings at in Chesterfield Township, the local pastor is hard to miss.
He's behind the , a volunteer-operated coffee shop and restaurant on 23 Mile, where Steinle also puts to task. He makes to help supply clean drinking water systems and rebuild earthquake-devastated areas.
In April, North Shore held its sixth annual at Gibraltar Trade Center in Mount Clemens. The following month, New Baltimore officials named Steinle Citizen of the Year for his outstanding contributions to the community.
"I am extremely humbled and I think it says a lot for the community, not because of me, but because I moved into the community in January 2003. I've been accepted and I think that has a lot to say about our community," Steinle told Patch at the time. He credited North Shore parishioners with volunteerism in and outside the city.
Before becoming a pastor, Steinle said his life was full of material possessions but he devoid of fulfillment. The biker who owned a successful Wyandotte collision shop, said, "I had a lifestyle that was very anti anything Christ was."
As someone with a previously tumultuous lifestyle, the pastor wants would-be worshippers to know they're all welcome. North Shore's slogan is: "The perfect church for people who aren't."
North Shore attendee Andrea Crosby nominated Steinle as one of Patch's Greatest Persons by stating that he's an "amazing man with an inspirational story, doing awesome things in our community and around the world."
The Greatest Person feature highlights local citizens who are heavily invested in the community. To nominate a person, leave a comment below or on the New Baltimore-Chesterfield Patch Facebook page.