Meet Our Ministers
Reverend George C. Anastos, Senior Minister
George has been an ordained minister since 1980. A graduate of Yale Divinity School he first served as the minister of the First Universalist Society in Salem, Massachusetts. Later he and his wife, the Rev. Andrea La Sonde Anastos, served as co-ministers of the First Church in Deerfield, Massachusetts. Besides being a minister, George has also worked as firefighter/EMT, a Human Resources generalist, a Safety Director for a manufacturing company, and a corporate trainer. George and Andrea, have one grown daughter and they are not-so-secret Red Sox fans.
Reverend Doctor Eric C. Smith, Teaching Minister
Eric joined the First Plymouth staff in July 2007, after serving a church in Asheville, North Carolina, for five years. He is Visiting Assistant Professor of the History of Christianity and New Testament Studies at the Iliff School of Theology, and his position at First Plymouth is part-time, focusing on preaching and teaching. Eric holds a Ph.D. in Biblical Interpretation from the Joint PhD Program of Iliff School of Theology and the University of Denver, a Master of Theological Studies from Vanderbilt Divinity School, and a Bachelor’s degree in English from Mars Hill College. He was ordained in the Christian Church (Disciples of Christ) in 2007. He lives in Denver with his wife, Jessa, and their children Hazel, Amos, and Eli.
Noanie Geistert, Director of Children’s Ministries
Noanie joined the First Plymouth staff in June 2010 as the Director of Children’s Ministries. With her Elementary Education degree, she taught Early Childhood for 20 years, including co-founding and co-directing Circle of Friends Christian Preschool. Prior to becoming director, Noanie served First Plymouth’s children before, co-directing Children’s Ministries with Janeen Stubbs. Noanie has been a member of First Plymouth since 2004 and has served on Fellowship and Parish Life, the Learning Center Board, and as a Sunday School teacher, usher, and member of LOFT. Noanie and her husband Doug have been married since 1977, and reside in Centennial. She enjoys reading and her work with the Denver Inner City Parish (DICP). Previously she was employed by Littleton Public schools working with special need students, and still substitute teaches in special education classes when time permits.