The Rev. Dr. Jean McCurdy Meade is a retired priest of the Diocese of Louisiana, formerly the Rector of Mount Olivet Church, New Orleans. She resides now in her hometown of San Antonio, Texas, as well as Santa Fe, New Mexico, and New Orleans. She was formerly the dean of the Downtown New Orleans Deanery in the Diocese of Louisiana, and she has served on the diocesan Standing Committee and as deputy to the 2006 General Convention and alternate in 2009.
Her Ph.D. from Tulane University is in philosophy; her seminary degree is from Notre Dame Roman Catholic Seminary in New Orleans, where she was a faculty member before her ordination. She holds a B.A. from Agnes Scott College and an M.A.T. from Duke University and has taught in high school and various colleges for many years. She is a contributor to The Living Church.