Born in Germany, Klaus and his family emigrated to the United States when he was a year old. By the time he was ten, the family had moved to Canada and Klaus was actively pursuing Classical studies in piano. His musical tastes and style was shaped by the music and passion of Keith Green and other contemporary artists. Klaus encountered God in a significant way at the age of 12. Through the influence of Godly parents, Klaus, his older brother, and two younger twin sisters, were raised in an environment that put God first.