The Very Rev. Dr. Jean McCurdy Meade has been the rector of Mount Olivet Episcopal-Anglican Church in New Orleans since 2002. She serves as dean of the Downtown New Orleans Deanery in the Diocese of Louisiana and has served on the Standing Committee and as deputy to the 2006 General Convention and alternate to the 2009 Convention.
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.
The mother of four grown children and one stepdaughter, she is married to New Orleans attorney Louis R. Koerner Jr. and they are active in civic and community affairs, especially concerning the revival and preservation of the French language and culture of Louisiana. In that spirit, Mount Olivet has held a service of Vespers in French twice a year every year since 2003, the bicentennial of the Louisiana Purchase.