Al and his wife Jeanne have been married since 1975 and have been part of the Cedar Grove congregation since 1979. Al was called to ministry in November 2011 after retiring from teaching and coaching for 36 years in the Juniata and West Perry School Districts. He served as the Director of Youth Ministries from November 2011 to December 2012 and now serves as the Director of Congregational Life. Al and Jeanne’s family includes: Alison, Drew, William, and Henry Brayford; Kyle, Erin, Halle and Vivia Ream; Katelyn and Justin Frontz. They enjoy being with family, friends, eating out, vacationing, working outdoors and all kinds of sports. Al accepted the Lord in junior high school. He went to youth group, church, and Sunday school but did not really begin to understand what it meant to walk with the Lord until 1981 when Al and Jeanne experienced the miracle of birth, with the birth of their daughter Alison.