The Magazine of The Evangelical Lutheran Church in America


Illuminating the faith

Oregon couple's artistry spreads the word

When Clifford Mansley retired, he and his wife, Jean, turned their artistic talents into a thriving business that illuminates their deepest convictions. Cliff works as the calligrapher and Jean as designer for the company they call Heirloom Artists.

Working out of a light-filled studio in Lake Oswego, Ore., the Mansleys produce cards, certificates and plaques. One of their prints, Joshua 24:15, has sold more than 170,000 copies. It reads: "As for me and my house, we will serve the Lord."

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