Catching Up with Pastor Bill

by Shaun Baer

Last month I was fortunate enough to have two of my recent film projects selected to be viewed at festivals in California. The first brought me to Los Angeles where my web series “Humane Resources” was screened as part of the LA Indie Film Fest. For the past eight years, I have been working as an actor in Chicago, but this was my first trip to LA. What a thrill to be out there representing a show I wrote, produced, and starred in. It was a wonderful experience all around. If you’d like to see this show, you can view it at

It was luck that a short film I shot last summer, “Scptty and Josh Get Enlightened,” was selected for Cinema Diverse, an LGBTQ Film Festival in Palm Springs, that same weekend. Given my proximity to Cathedral City, I made sure to let Jack McClelland and Mike Termini know, as well as former Pastor Bill Bordonaro and his husband John Mikenas. While Jack and Mike were unable to come, Pastor Bill and John very kindly came out to support my work. It was delightful to see them both.

It was clear from the minute they walked in that they were doing very well. Both men had a glow about them. As we caught up, they shared with me that retirement agrees with them. The have been spending some time with Jack and Mike, as well as enjoying the social scene in the area. Most importantly, what a great joy they both have to be able to share this time in their lives together. Pastor Bill sends his love to the congregation and contiues to wish Bethany well on it’s journey.