The CCMM was chaired from 1997 to 1998 by Alain Vivien. Before resigning to become president of the Interministerial Mission for the Fight against Sects (MILS), he hired his wife as executive director.
Patricia Vivien had an important role in the CCMM, and eventually had more power than the president.
The writings of CCMM are a source of information for organizations such as the MIVILUDES.
The CCMM was sometimes criticized, notably because of financial disclosure and the important role of Mrs Viven when her husband was president of the MIVLUDES, which led to a collusion between both associations. Priest Jean Vernette also criticized the association for the publication of its book entitled Dictionnaire des sectes which contains a list of cults, including some Roman Catholic groups.