B.A., Seattle Pacific University; M.Div., Columbia International University; S.T.M., Ph.D., Dallas Theological Seminary
Growing up playing and studying violin from the age of four, Markus did not consider becoming involved in theological education until he finished his B.A. at Seattle Pacific University in 1993. Entering CIU as a student in the Graduate Bible Certificate program, after the first semester it became clear that he wanted to pursue further theological studies. He completed a M.Div. in Missions in 1996.
After meeting his wife to be, Julia, at CIU, they married in her home country of Germany. During this time he served for two years in German churches, first as a pastoral assistant and later as an interim pastor. In 1999 they moved back to the US where he began doctoral studies at Dallas Theological Seminary. During this time he was involved in his church with the adult Sunday school program and leading worship. In his last year of studies, he also served as adjunct faculty at Southwestern Baptist Theological Seminary.
Currently, the Klauslis serve at the CIU Branch campus in Korntal, Germany as missionaries with Liebenzell USA. He is a member of the Evangelical Theological Society and has research interests in the General Epistles. The Klauslis have four daughters.
B.A., 1993, Seattle Pacific University; M.Div., 1996, Columbia International University; S.T.M., 2001, Dallas Theological Seminary, Ph.D., 2007; Internship, 1996 Union Bible Institute, Pietermaritzburg, South Africa; Pastoral Assistant, 1997-1998, Church of God, Luedenscheid, Germany; Interim Pastor, Church of God, Marl, Germany 1998-1999; Lecturer, 2000, Center for Biblical Studies, Dallas, Texas; Adult Sunday School Teacher, 2000-2006, Trinity Fellowship Church, Richardson, Texas; Adjunct Professor, 2006-2007, Southwestern Baptist Theological Seminary, Forth Worth, Texas; since 2007, missionary with Liebenzell USA serving as lecturer for New Testament and since fall of 2009 as acting dean of the MA program at the CIU branch campus (Academy for World Mission) in Korntal, Germany.