HO YEOW SUN, 43
The wife of Kong Hee and co-founder of City Harvest Church (CHC), who goes by the stage name Sun Ho.
She was a member of the CHC board from 1993 to 2006.
She is also the central figure in this trial as $24 million of church funds was allegedly misused to fund her singing career.
Ms Ho has been based largely in the US since 2003 to pursue her music career.
She has released several singles in the US, including chart-topping dance numbers such as One With You, Without Love and Fancy Free.
Former fund manager Chew Eng Han has called her as one of his defence witnesses and she is expected to take the stand after the hearing resumes next year.