Kendall Payne Tschudi (born April 10, 1980), better known as Kendall Payne, is an award-winning singer-songwriter recording artist and currently serves as the Senior Director of Contemporary Worship at Bel Air Church (also known as Bel Air Presbyterian Church). She was born in Santa Monica, California and raised in nearby Malibu. When she was a teenager, Payne signed a recording contract with Capitol Records, which released her first album, Jordan’s Sister, in 1999. Her second album, Grown, was executive produced by her friend Zachary Levi and released independently in 2004. Over the next five years, Payne released four more albums independently. Her music has been used in many films and television shows and she has toured extensively with live appearances around the world. She spent two years on the Lilith Fair tour with Sarah McLachlan and has also toured with the likes of Dido, Ron Sexsmith, Third Day, Switchfoot, and Delirious?.