Jean is a retired missionary after teaching at the Cariri Baptist Seminary in Crato, Brazil since 1964. Jean has her Master's Degree in Languages and is First Baptist's longest-supported missionary! Her husband, John, passed away in 2014 and is laid to rest in Brazil. In December of 2017, Jean moved back to the USA, where she lives close to her daughter in Florida. Jean continues to volunteer at the "Center of Hope" church and teaches English to the Brazilian community in that area.