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Local retired Topeka pastor finds new purpose as Santa Claus

Gary Roten, retired Topeka pastor with 30 years of ministry,  has found another way to minister to local communities. He appears as Santa Claus for various charities and other organizations, and is available for hire.

However, this year his opportunities have been reduced due to COVID-19. Recently, he was interviewed by Joe Patton of the Patton & Patton law firm, who is a frequent contributor to Metro Voice.

READ: New COVID-19 testing sites announced for Topeka and Shawnee County.


Listen to the video as he shares his adventures as Santa Claus in various Kansas communities over the last few years.

Roten was a Topeka pastor at several Christian churches over the years, and is currently representing Christians For Life as a member of C5 – the Capital City Christian Chamber of Commerce.

–Lee Hartman | Metro Voice

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